According to a Newsweek poll, GW’s approval rating is 28%. 28% was as low as it ever got for Jimmy Carter. According to the poll, 62% of Americans also feel that GW’s recent actions in Iraq demonstrate he’s stubborn and won’t admit mistakes.
Now a question… if Jimmy Carter was currently President, with an increasing debt, an underperforming economy, most Americans dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, and some severe problems in Iraq and Afghanistan… I suspect most of us would be saying: “He can’t even do a good job in this country. The Constitution says we’re stuck with him for another year and a half. But is it moral to stay in Iraq and inflict his incompetence on the Iraqis as well for that remaining period?”
And not a soul would call that Carter Derangement Syndrome.
Why is it Bush Derangement Syndrome to argue that GW be given no more (and no less) benefit of the doubt than Jimmy Carter? I see a Bush Derangement Syndrome – its among those who think that despite all evidence, this administration can’t and won’t make things worse. We’re stuck with him and that fate. Do we have the right to pin the Iraqis to that fate too?