Man, talk about a horse with blinders on, Bluman, you really take the cake. Bush inherited a several hundred billion dollar budget surplus and squandered the entirety of it, sending the federal government back into the red, in a way that this nation has never seen before. He ran up the federal debt by $4 trillion, nearly doubling it. It's not complicated Bluman. Wake up! The senseless tax cuts for the wealthy, the war, the decline in the dollar....there is no separation here; all these things united to put us where we are today. This doesn't even address the lack of any meaningful energy policy. In 2002, he proposed a new focus on fuel cells, and yet proceeded to fund that focus with just $1.2 billion over the past five years....the same amount of money that we spend in Iraq in 3 days (Yes, we spend $1.2 in Iraq and Afghanistan every three days). Money out the window. You are a fool to defend George W. Bush.....a total fool. You know, I voted for Bush in 2001, but I was able to see my mistake after 2 years (it was a huge mistake). You need to remove your blinders.