It is safe for me to say there has been no president, not even Reagan whom I thought inept, nor any other Republican occupying the modern presidency whom I loathed more that George W. Bush. If you think we are in a terrible place: terrorism, perpetual never ending war, torture, global climate change disasters, the most inequitable distribution of wealth in modern times and an economic system barely mobile then thank George W. Bush. If you fear terrorism, a Middle East broken and gone haywire then thank George W. Bush.
Jonathan Chait, commentator for New York Magazine, is much more qualified to assess the Bush presidency as an abject failure than I so I paste his article "Yes, George Bush was a Terrible President and No, he was not Smart" below for your review. Do not take my word for it read the piece below and make your own judgment.