Barack Obama and his supporters are to be congratulated on a victory that is indeed historic. I wish him and them (and us, of course) the best.
In the wake of this victory, I think it is time to take a look back at Bush (though he still will be President for 75 days). We can dismiss Oliver Stone’s puerile neo-Freudian maundering, but an article today by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro in the WSJ seems apposite. Mr Shapiro concludes:
Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.
Mr. Shapiro is on to something.