The Wash­ing­ton Post has not 1 but 2 arti­cles regard­ing the fact that Bush will, with­out a doubt, be regarded as either one of the worst or the very worst US Pres­i­dent in his­tory. Read here and here. This quote from the first one by Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clin­ton Pro­fes­sor of His­tory at Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity pretty much sums it up:

His­to­ri­ans are loath to pre­dict the future. It is impos­si­ble to say with cer­tainty how Bush will be ranked in, say, 2050. But some­how, in his first six years in office he has man­aged to com­bine the lapses of lead­er­ship, mis­guided poli­cies and abuse of power of his failed pre­de­ces­sors. I think there is no alter­na­tive but to rank him as the worst pres­i­dent in U.S. history.

Worst Pres­i­dent in US His­tory (or, as I will hence­forth refer to him: WPIUSH) will have to do for now, until we can come up with some­thing that fully cap­tures the awful­ness of the man, his lack of accom­plish­ments, and the depths to which he’s dragged the US (and the World).

Rolling Stone ran a cover story on this sub­ject some time ago. I’m sure we’ll see plenty more before the end of his term.

On the bright side, at least WPIUSH can be a ‘Uniter, not a Divider’ on one thing before he leaves office!