GW Bush's record, Romney and the neoconsSubmitted by Ian56 on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:06
Bush had a 34% approval rating near the end of his 2nd term.
It was under Bush's watch that the housing bubble and crash and 2008 financial meltdown happened (which would have been prevented had Ron Paul been President).
GW Bush has the worst record for job creation since WW2
GW Bush was a reckless spender that re-started the exponential rise in the National Debt.
The neocon agenda as published in PNAC in 1998 and instigated by Cheney in 1992 was to invade/regime change 8 ME countries in 5 years.
Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Jordan (one other escapes me).
It took no account of human nature. In this respect it was much like Star Trek.
Strangely some people around the world didn't like / didn't want their country to be invaded by the US in multiple wars of aggression.
It didn't take any account of any practicalities either, of starting so many wars in so short a time span.
And then to cap it all Cheney and Rumsfeld proved themselves to be completely incompetent for any strategic planning or logistics.
So their agenda stalled with Iraq.
Wesley Clarke, 4 star general, on the neocons Foreign Policy coup
Jeremy Scahill on drone strikes in Yemen (and elsewhere).