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  • I think that is the case with the rest of the world, don't know how America feels about him.
  • Very possible. In the US, there is a pretty wide split between his supporters and the rest of us. I used to support him, but I think he has proven that he is not equiped to be a leader. His interests are with his oil company buddies and family members, and he has gotten in way over his head trying to attend to their interests while attempting to blanket the whole thing as a politically and morally necessary course of events. Had we gone to Iraq without his other set of motives, I think things would have been handled differently early on. There is a huge and still growing resentment in the US about the war in Iraq, and GWB will never have any other legacy to redeem him.
  • On a worldwide basis, that may be true. But not only because he is often seen as the warmongering "Ugly American" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugly_American); other presidents have been responsible for wars abroad, too. But because of the ever-growing world population, and also because of the growth of TV and WWW, there are now more potential candidates for Bush-haters. 50 years there were fewer people available who could have hated the American president, and many people abroad (even in Europe) might not even have known who the current US president was. On a US basis, I would estimate that there are still more people who hate Nixon. I think that practically everybody agrees now that Nixon deceived the American people (politically, not in the sense of "I did not have sex..."). But there are still many people out there who believe that the US invaded Iraq because Iraq was behind 9/11.
  • So current trends suggest. His approval rating is bumping against the record lows of previous presidents, and does not look like bottoming out. Unlike previous poorly-thought-of presidents, I do not think that he will look better by hindsight. Unless, of course, Iraq miraculously comes good.
  • As an American, I'd have to agree with that. His entire adminstration is just full of one scandal after another. He keeps blabbing about the strong economy...oh really, is it? could have fooled me. He made a huge issue in his last campaign of wanting to amend the constitution to ban gay marriage (and, as a lesbian, I was outraged). He completely ignores that there is supposed to be separation of church and state by constantly trying to impose his personal beliefs upon the laws of this country. Makes me wonder what other minorities he'd try to legally discriminate against if he could get away with it. And, how's that hunt for Osama going, George? Not to mention this ridiculous war which we all know is just his way of holding on to oil interests...found any of those WMDs yet, George? How many anti-gay voting, supposedly conservative, "moral" Republicans in his administration have been involved in scandals involving secretly engaging in gay sex while they publicly condemn homosexuals? Well, I could go on a long time with the long list. Just one look at his "approval" ratings will tell you what most of us think!
  • Either himself or Nixon. So far, he very well could be. We have yet to find out whether he'll be topped or he will be the worst.
  • Sure do. He's hated by people he doesn't govern, how sad is that?
  • He might not be the worst but he'll be a close second.
  • He has already achieved this in several popular polls, and he has also achieved this in voting done by historians, diplomats, and political scientists. But the residual damage of his administration will take years to really show its terrible effects, and so it's really hard to measure at this point.
  • That seems very possible. It wouldn't surprise me in the least.
  • I know his approval rating continues to fall. But his 2nd term isn't over yet. So like anything else I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens. Seems like he'd be more motivated to turn things around at this point. I don't know what the guy is thinking.
  • Only time will tell but I seriously doubt it. He will fall somewhere in the middle of the pack. If democracy succeeds in Iraq and spreads from there or influences surrounding countries he will move up significantly for having stood by his principles in the face of adversity.
  • World Wide-yes. However I believe that in america that title would go to Hoover.
  • Yes. I think his approval rating has gone down below Nixon's. Hopefully noone worse than him will ever get "elected" again in the future (hopefully they'll fix the poll machines).
  • he will most probably be in the top 5. like others have said it will take time to see the true effects of how much he has incredibly f*cked up. its sad though i feel like we are all like sitting ducks, just waiting to see how far things will go.
  • Short answer... YES!
  • I dont doubt it.
  • Yes, his approval rating is already at an all-time low.
  • Yes, he is probably THE WORST president now. I would probably have to say that George Bush is worse than Nixon!
  • is not exposing who your spies called treason?A very evil sort that too many republicans still adsmire.It seems that republicans are like the torchbearers of evil.Your media keep you all in the dark.best h
  • It would not surprise me. There are many reasons why he might. I am an American.
  • I can sum my answer up as: the sooner he and Cheney are impeached, the better off everyone will be.
  • Out of chaos comes order, a theory that has been proven time and time again. Bush was given the failed policies of 14 administrations. Now the American people and the rest of the world not to mention the media want over night results...it will never happen. This will take generations as Bush warned us at the beginning of the war. Although Bush has stumbled along the way but, so did George Washington, Lincoln, Grant, Roosevelt, JFK, Johnson, Reagan and Bush Sr. The other administrations that where in between these administrations stated just basically had a free ride.
  • All things that are worthwhile are by nature difficult and not popular.A great president does not govern by polls but by principle.So history shall judge him on his actions during a time of great consequence and not by popularity.After all Eisenhower left office with a 5% approval rating.Where would we be had it not been for him?
  • It will be up to historical scholars to debate who was the worst American president but I feel that he has earned that title so far in my lifetime. I think he represents the worst qualities of America. He was born into a family of wealth and cannot relate to any one other than other rich, white males. He is irresponsible with money probably because he never had to really earn any of his own so the national debt is a disgrace that future generations will have to pay off. He got into college not by his own intelligence but by his heritage which has led him to make some really, really bad decisions; and last but not least, he got America into a war that emphasizes his lack of knowledge about anything not in his limited view of other cultures yet he willingingly sends men and women into harms way when in the same situation, he chose the cowardly way out. Supposedly he has not cheated on his wife, but he sure seems dishonest in every other context. Not the signs of a great leader!
  • he already is the most disliked president(thing) in america. and it's only going to get worse
  • No I do not. Abraham Lincoln was despised by many Northerners, and ESPECIALLY southerners. Yet he is recognized almost routinely as one of our best, if not our best, President. Thank goodness, the liberal press does not write our history. President Bush has made mistakes, yes. And, I don't agree with every single one of his policies. But, I shudder to think what would have happened if some of our current candidates had been in office on 9/11.
  • He has earned the title.
  • definatly, and the reverberating shockwaves of crime his crap admin has done will affect the whole world, not just the US sadly, the world has to pay for the baboon we put into office........TWICE! :( 04 election was the only time I cried, since I was like 5
  • He would certainly get my vote for that distinction...and it would be the only vote I ever gave to him.
  • No, but only time will tell. Many in the liberal camp, including the liberal media can't stand the fact that President Bush is unwavered in his policies and views regardless of what the public or media says. Any projecting what will be said about him down the road, is one of those who are trying to impress that view to be part of his legacy.
  • There is a book about Abeaham Lincoln and it tells the truth about "Honest Abe". He was a racial bigot and a tyrant. We learn, in school what a great president he was. I think the people who write about Bush will "Spin" his presidency to make him look like a Great president. His library and the media will make him look good. Some truth will come through as with Lincoln. Who really knows? Only us living through it will know what a BAD PRESIDENT he IS.
  • No. President Bush's presidency is probably not going to be the official worst of all-time. First of all, it is very early to be making this judgment as far as history is concerned. Polls do not indicate where history will place a president. Truman was down to 22% in the Gallup polls when he left office. He is now seen as one of the most courageous of presidents by Democrats and Republicans alike. Nixon is considered a failed president because of the Watergate coverup (he was not involved in the actual break-in or the planning), but when historians reflect on his presidency in recent years many now give him more credit for his accomplishments. Presidents such as Buchanan, Hoover, Harding and Carter have never recovered from low approvals after leaving office, because their failures as presidents outweighed their post-presidential activities (in the cases of Hoover and Carter). Harding's main failures came to light when he died, so he never could defend his legacy. So President Bush actually has some hope for a better assessment in the future, because the results of his efforts have yet to be revealed in many cases.
  • Yes, past present and future.
  • Have we all forgotten Nixon... the man was impeached for pitty sake... at least GWB rode the wave and finished with some dignity (so far).
  • Without a doubt. You forgot to mention most inept, least intellectually curious, and most strongly resembling Alfred E. Newman.
  • I think so and this is no easy task considering how hated Reagan was.
  • By a landslide. My 2 cents.
  • If gas hits over 5 bucks for a gallon he'll be noted in history as the president that was most dismembered!
  • He probably will for a while. But if the Iraq War turns out to be a succes then he will be like Truman and Hoover who both had horrible approval ratings but later on in history they realized that they were doing the right thing. Yet if the Iraq war turns out bad then he will be labled as one of the worst presidents ever.
  • No. I suspect that history will see him as one of the best.
  • You're not an American, but you "read somewhere recently" something about Pres. Bush. Fascinating stuff. Really. Keep up the good work.
  • Absoloutly.
  • Absolutely. George Bush gives me nostalgia for Nixon
  • Hard to say. There have been presidents that were hated while they served and loved after wards.
  • Absolutely not. He is a good man, kind, generous, respectful, a good leader, and is intelligent. I have nothing against him...and this is an opinion, and very soulful opinion, so don't go knocking off points because I answered a question!
  • Absolutely but, his achievements are yet to be judged by the historians. This takes about ten or even 20 years for the benefits or faults of his policies may produce.
  • I a just world history would treat him as the tragically bad president he was - full of hubris and faith. . In the real world, I'm genuinely afraid the Republican spin machine will have rehabilitated him within 10 years. . Just look at Regan.
  • Wait and see it will be Obama.
  • No. If Obama's destructive plans go though, he will be the most disliked. Americans love freedom, not totalitarian govt control. I know it's now popular and fashionable to goose-step to every idea that comes out of Washington, and to swallow the non-science taught in schools, but Americans still love freedom despite what they are told by the media, public schools and the government. Most of us do not want to "obey orders without question"
  • No, we've had some pretty bad ones. Harding, Buchanan, Pierce... +4

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