Bush legacy shaped by crisis and regret

President Bush leaves behind two unfinished wars and the U.S. economy deep in recession and depression, depending on which level of the food chain you are in.

January 20, 2001, wins contentious presidential race.

September 11, 2001, a day America will never forget and pay a high cost to revenge. "Freedom itself was attacked by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended." "I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." Bush Regrets Within weeks the United States was at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for in Second Gulf War and Occupation of Iraq. Currently, more than 4,000 US troops killed and a price topping $800 billion.

The unpopular war in Iraq, the poor response to Hurricane Katrina, and a meltdown on Wall Street that spilled onto Main Street.

Squandered opportunities, amazingly reckless and shamelessly fronted for special interests and totally abandoned his obligation to the American people and people of the world.

Bush said the war was needed to rid Saddam Hussein's Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction. But those weapons was never found.

Hurricane Katrina, Bush under attack for lack of federal response.

Final year in office, Bush faced a once-in-a-century financial crisis, the gravest since the Great Depression.

"... why did the financial crisis hit me, it is just pathetic isn't it, self pity."

The last image will be of the president ducking shoes hurled by an angry Iraqi journalist.

A legacy hoped will shine brighter with time, but the President himself says before, we will all be dead and gone. That means the legacy of and recovery from the Bush era will be many years to come.

You know, don't fret and hold on, it is a blessing in disguise, because it has revealed to us just how far we were off track.

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