Bush Opens Library Amid Worries Over Legacy

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Yahoo News asked voters to consider President George W. Bush's legacy as his presidential library opens Thursday in Dallas. Here's one perspective.

COMMENTARY | On Thursday, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, opened his presidential library.

He's often dubbed the most controversial president of our time, and many in this country did not agree with his policies, starting with the Iraq War. During his presidency, it was debatable who was in charge and making crucial decisions for the country. Certain circles of Democrats and independents considered Dick Cheney as the real decider, the real person in charge. Whether it was true, we'll probably never know.

The financial stability of the economy during Bush's years was questionable at best. The Bush tax cuts were designed to get the country moving in the right direction. However, it was borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. So was the money we paid for the wars.

I have nothing personal against this president; I realize he was doing the best he thought for the country at the time. And, years later, Americans may reflect on this man's two terms as president and see redeeming qualities we don't see now.

Good luck, George.

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