In an interview on Tuesday, President George Bush spoke about regrets he has about his presidency. He said he regretted speaking in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner just one month into the Iraq war. He said he regrets saying things like “Bring ‘em on” and “Dead or alive”.
Well those are good things to reget, but they’re the small stuff.
How about some regrets about starting a pre-emptive war/war of aggression by lying about weapons of mass destruction? How about the loss of many thousands of human lives as a result? I’m disappointed he doesn’t reget that.
How about some regets for allowing financial institutions practically free rein resulting in unprecented failure of major institutions on his watch?
How about the world-wide recession and down-spiraling economy that hit us while his administration was in denial and failed to act in time?
Bush says he may write a book. Maybe by that time he’ll begin to understand the really huge damage done under his lack of leadership.
I know, I haven’t listed them all. It’s too depressing. Feel free to add your own regrets here.