The presidential library of George W. Bush opens next month. A central aim of the new library appears to be the rehabilitation of Bush’s presidency, primarily by distancing him from the Iraq War and by drawing him closer to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
MSNBC’s Al Sharpton was characteristically outraged on Friday and invited columnist Cynthia Tucker, one of the former president’s most incisive critics, to provide comment. Along for the ride was Lou Dubose, the editor of The Washington Spectator.
Money quote from Lou: “One would expect a little more modesty from a president who’s presided over that kind of failure [the Iraq War] and also a president who’s competing in the bottom 10.”