September 8th, 2008

News

Monday must-read

Peter Baker, on the final days of the Bush presidency.

"Yet there are no valedictory days for Bush. For years, he got no credit for a long-running economic recovery, in part because of popular anger over Iraq. Now, it seems, he gets no credit for the improvements in Iraq because of deep discontent over the tattered economy. Housing and energy crises have only deepened public disaffection. While Iraq stabilizes, Afghanistan seems to be unraveling. Russia has been rampaging through its neighbor Georgia, undeterred by Bush's consternation. As John Weaver told me, 'They look better on Iraq, but they look worse on everything else.'"