Letter: The Mideast mess is still Bush's fault

Through a lack of knowledge and personal animas, we now see President Obama being held responsible for the nightmare in the Middle East. There is no doubt the president has not managed to bring the mess brought about by his predecessor to a close, but with the mess left behind by the only convicted criminal ever appointed to the White House, it is doubtful anyone could have effectively controlled the terrorists - least all of John McCain and that sad woman from Alaska, had we been unfortunate enough to have seen that duo in the White House.

If blame must be assessed, it lies with the eight-year reign of error of Bush, who began his first term by destroying the intelligence left by the Clinton Administration providing evidence of Osama bin Laden's complicity in and plans for an attack on American soil. Other errors made by the worst administration in our history included ignoring the warning (Aug. 6, 2001) of a plan to fly planes into American buildings.

Bush's comment: "Now watch this drive!"

Following the attacks, the sad, ineffectual little man from Texas set out to destroy Saddam Hussein, a plan in place since his appointment to the presidency with a statement made on 30 January 2001, "Go find me a way to do this."

When questioned about starting a war with Iraq and their having no involvement in the 9-11 attacks, he said, "Nobody has ever suggested Saddam Hussein ordered the attack."

As time wore on, more lies were exposed and Bush was left sputtering in pathetic defense of his actions to the point that he said, "The next administration will have to figure a way out of this mess."

Within six months of the 9-11 attacks, Bush went to the extent of saying he was no longer interested in finding Osama bin Laden because "we've marginalized him."

The blame for our involvement in a Holy War is solely that of Bush - the worst president in the history of our nation.

Bob Moore

Lake Havasu City