Whoever becomes the next president will inherit a long list of problems constructed under the misguidance of America's worst president, George Bush.
Bush is not in the news lately. Everyone is relentlessly focused on the campaign, with good reason, we can't wait to rid ourselves of this guy and get a breath of fresh air.
No doubt there will be an onslaught of discoveries and revelations regarding a massive library of misdeeds and violations of Bush and company. Its all too late of course, we are reaping its negative bonus and will continue to reap it for a long time to come.
Bush will become an ex-president with all the privileges and honors that the role embodies. We still will see this guy, commenting on issues, making speeches, going to other countries serving up good will and democracy.
I think one reason why I ditched my TV during this last 8 years was because I couldn't stand to listen to his inarticulate phony Texas accent voice. You would have to be a complete fool to not recognize that Bush was an empty suit, a joke of a leader with a minuscule grasp of issues and polices.
One thing America does not possess is a short term memory. There never was any long term memory, even Bush knows little American history, of course.
So the race may tighten. McCain will challenge Obama to the wire. Its a stunning development. McCain offers nothing new from Bush, the same war and more war, the same economic misguidance, the same list of divisive crazed advisers, the whole nine yards. Its simply mind boggling.
Gulf News: Adieu to Bush's long reign of error
George W. Bush's 8-year reign of error has left the country drained, with an ailing economy, a troubled health system, an erratic immigration policy, a woeful energy and climate programme and, abroad, two wars and a catastrophic decline in America's global image, along with a host of other foreign policy issues from Iran to North Korea, Palestine to Pakistan.
Those are the kind of problems you inevitably would inherit from a president with the intellectual acumen of a gnat who had allowed himself, during his disastrous tenure, as America was progressively losing its ability to exercise moral leadership around the world, to be led around the nose by scamming neocons, men imbued with a blinkered ideology and imperial hubris.