Bush sits just behind Obama as he swears in, clapping politely, an inscrutable look on his face. Does he worry that pulling out of Iraq will damage American superiority? Does he feel sad for the loss of oil company-tax credits? Maybe he’s shaking his head because he knows he was doing God’s work.
What was Bush thinking during eight years of presidency?
Why did he start two wars that could not be won? Why did he cut of all funding for stem cell research, sex education, and environmental research? To me, he always seemed out of touch with reality, blatantly ignoring signals that things were badly wrong: impending environmental catastrophe, declining educational standards at home and the highest rates of incarceration in the world, and over one million casualties in Iraq. But everyone is sane in their own head. What was the utopia he thought to create?