Ball point pen on today's newsprint

After the corrupt Nixon administration, Carter seemed like a good idea, but after four years of Carter, Reagan was looking pretty good and after eight years of George W. Bush I think almost anyone would have looked good,  so maybe you had to have lived through twenty four years of Saddam Hussein to understand why Maliki looks good to Iraqis. I can't figure it out.


  1. February 28, 2012 -

    PM Nuri Kamal al-Maliki seems like a practical man. Unfortunately his constituents are human, waiting 40+ years to be like Switzerland, France or the Italians will not keep diverse groups content. I wonder if he knows that Obama is the 1st "Food Stamp" President. Another note, while history has not been kind towards Carter's presidency I think give or take a decade or two . . . G. W. Bush will be viewed differently. Or maybe not.

  2. February 28, 2012 -

    I found it strange that Maliki's political capital would rise after he started to act like a dictator by rounding up his political rivals, but I guess it's all relative. On GW, Our 15th president James Buchanan, generally recognized as the worst American president, on the day before he died predicted that "history will vindicate my memory." Well, 150 years have passed, and while GW might not be in Buchanan territory, I might not see the day that history vindicates him.