The most telling fact of his presidency was the nomination of Harriet Miers. There is no possible way, none whatsoever, that her nomination could have been made except by a shallow man, a man who skimmed his way thru life. No doubt a good person, Miers was of the ilk, so lacking in integrity and intelligence, that she did not care to take into consideration that she did not qualify for the job.
Conservatives are the anchor of this country. Or they ought to be. But the support of many conservatives of George Bush is witless; in my opinion, they defend him because of his enemies, and not because he deserves defending. That is illogical.
Islam is the antithesis of the liberty, rationality, and humanity of American conservatism, whatever variety. Yet the President is either a liar, or completely fails to grasp the fact. Islam is not "Islamism," nor is it "Isloamo-fascism". It is islam, a belief system so primitive and so barbaric, that most western minds refuse to consider that it actually exists.
The most prominent dunce about islam is the President. He has neither the insight nor the skill to deal with it.
The worship of mohammed is a bizarre and surreal fact of life. It is too obvious of a fact for this President, a skimmer, to notice.
When 9/11 happened, Bush quickly declared war, and his poll numbers shot upwards (deservedly so). But his conduct of the war has been disgraceful. Part of that was simple incompetence, we now know they didn't have a plan for the occupation of Iraq. But much of that is timidity, every time we begin operations against people like al Sadr, we don't finish them. We are "respectful" of mosques and other strongholds of the enemy, who take that as a sign of weakness; they still hold us in contempt. If I see Bush hold hands with a Saudi sheik again, I will go berserk.