The current issue of Foreign Affairs complains about one of Bush’s failings that is seldom mentioned, but is very serious. The article by John Lewis Gaddis discusses US military interventions over the last decade or so and the problems that have made the Iraq intervention so much worse than the others. He states:
“Iraq has been the exception, not the rule, and there are lessons to be learned from the anomaly.
“One is the need for better manners.”
How could Bush I be such a gentleman, and Bush II be so unpolished and uncouth? I don’t know, but he is an embarrassment to the US, even if a majority of the voters don’t realize it.