Originally Posted by cosmo20002
The way he "handled" it was to go half-assed into Aghanistan and 3/4-assed into Iraq based on assurances they were an imminent threat due to WMDs, which they were not. Add in an economy that tanked and was the worst in 70+ years and a whole bunch of other BS, he's solidly in the bottom 5.
Don't preach to me. I'm not a fan of Bush. But it shows what kind of overreactionary people we can have on here if people think Bush or Obama are anywhere near the bottom 5.
Again... Warren Harding did nothing and led one of the most corrupt administrations in office. You have 3 Presidents who expanded slave trade in the United States and built up to the Civil War. And you have a 5th President who was impeached and rendered completely powerless as he completely botched up a massive reconstruction effort.
It's comical when people try to compare today's problems with the massive problems of the past. Regardless of your view of the Middle East, we had a period of time where we had politicians encouraging the trading and slavery of men. And that period led to infighting that had Americans killing other Americans. We've gone through a recession, while other periods have gone through depressions and, post civil war, went through a period of cleaning up after mass devastation.
But by all means... wmd and the war in afghanistan and a recession... those are the most turbulent times in American history.