the ugly bush stain

Please stop what you’re doing for a minute and read  “It’s not too soon to judge George W. Bush’s presidency on key issues,” an L.A. Times Op-Ed from Feb. 5.

See that vile little reminder above? That “Ugly Bush Stain” image is one I’ve used repeatedly over the past few years, and its impact is reflected in today’s Los Angeles Times letter to the editor… because our voices matter:

It’s about time that someone published what many Americans thought at the time and continue to think today: Bush was a disaster. His legacy will be a stain upon the United States for generations to come.

Bush didn’t act on the warnings of the previous administration about terror threats, and the 9/11 attacks happened on his watch. He attacked the wrong country after 9/11 and allowed Osama bin Laden to escape.

He ran up the debt to astronomical figures by not putting the costs of two wars on the books. He destroyed any credibility the United States had as being “the good guys” with the revelations of Abu Ghraib and his administration’s embrace of torture. Countless lives of American soldiers and foreign civilians were lost or damaged in vain.

No, it’s not too soon to judge. It’s far, far too late.

Scott W. Hughes, Westlake Village