well pakman does have a point ..
bush comes from oil and he probably paying back his favor that he owes the oil industry ( they are the ones who bailed him out when his oil company went bankrupt )
and bush also had a lack of interest in foriegn affairs now we are paying the price.
i am not saying that if he did that we would not have the problems that we are facing today but that they could have been not as bad as they are.
also the president role is to get the economy going and that hasn't happened.