I have been watching a flood of op-eds in the vein of "maybe Bush wasn't really the devil after all" for the last few months. My fried Jess sends this from WatchingAmerica.com which is a great website that presents translated foreign media. This op-ed is from Germany. I would add that many in Lebanon credit Bush with running the Syrians out.
People from Georgia, the Ukraine and other countries from east Europe disagree--they are grateful for Bush’s support in both word and deed. Africa also has its reasons to look back with satisfaction at Bush’s term in office. Remember the initiatives against HIV/AIDS, malaria and hunger, a fact that different characters such as Bob Geldorf, Tony Blair, Bono and Nelson Mandela have been pointing out on various occasions.