A recent Pew Research Center poll found that the one word Americans used most to describe President Bush was “incompetent.” While no compliment, the word fails to convey the condemnation warranted by the last eight years.
As we stand at the mid-point of the Millennium’s first decade, there is no doubt that we will long remember its colossal tragedies . . . . Yet the vivid realities of these events are the exception to a decade otherwise defined by an Orwellian triumph of illusion over reality.