I have racked my brain trying to figure out why President Bush is so maligned during his tenure frequently from conservatives and all the time from Fiberals regarding national defense.
The convoluted reasons for his alleged “failures” are simply not justified. Eliminating the esoteric, contrived and plain hateful justifications, for criticizing Bush are meaningless.
The real reason that Bush has been so reviled is that he has been too successful in stopping the attacks on America. They left attacks because they face no consequences for doing so. Had America had a series of al Qaeda attacks on our soil, the Bush presidency story would have been a completely different story.
Fiberals criticizing FISA intelligence gathering, wire tapping of foreign calls to enemy states, waterboarding interrogations wouldn’t have been questioned but demanded, and more of them. But Bush squelched the attacks that would have prompted those calls, and by doing so, brought criticism ironically because of his success at keeping America safe from Islamo crazies.