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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 06:44 AM

George Bush the worst president in 100 years: here's why

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George Bush the worst president in 100 years: here's why
Paul Sheehan
July 13, 2014

President Barack Obama is regarded as the worst US president since World War II according to the most recent opinion poll conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Connecticut. Quinnipiac is one of the most respected polls in the US, but this is absurd. President Obama has many problems, many of his own making, but he inherited a whirlwind from his predecessor, George Bush, who was a trillion-dollar disaster.

Yet it is Obama who was chosen by 33 per cent of those surveyed as the worst president of the modern era, while Bush came second, chosen as worst by 28 per cent.

I’ve spent the past month in the US, where I lived for 12 years, and I was struck by the impact of the miscalculations, insularity and ineptitude of President Bush’s defining decisions that are still rippling through American society. The events of recent weeks reveal the scale of the cost of his prodigiously wasteful invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In 2013, the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University studied the direct cost of the war and came up with a figure of $US1.7 trillion. The indirect costs would take this figure to at least double that figure. That is a heavy burden of wasted productivity even for America.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 07:08 AM

1. obama was picked because the bad republicans presidents split the democratic vote

whereas republicans were pretty unified in hating obama.

this was pointed out by others here on du when that poll first came out.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 08:51 AM

2. haven't seen the poll but I would guess in the last 100 years

the worst would be Bush II, Hoover, Nixon, Harding, Reagan, Coolidge in some order.

Obama's biggest fault continues to be his skin color.

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