The Second Worst American President?

In the New York Times column to which Abe refers, Nicholas Kristof pronounced George W. Bush the second worst American president.  Why was he so harsh on Dubya?  “Mr. Bush’s presidency imploded not because of any personal corruption or venality, but largely because he wrenched the United States out of the international community,” the New York Times columnist writes.  “His cowboy diplomacy ‘defriended’ the United States.  He turned a superpower into a rogue country.”  And what would Kristof recommend to President McCain or President Obama?  That’s simple: “After Tuesday, let’s rejoin the world.”

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