As the year ends, and the prospects for another, under war conditions begins, how is President Bush doing? Forget the polls and the support he is receiving from the American public about the way he is conducting the campaign, because this begs the question. The proper standard to judge all presidents is never the current status on a battlefield. It should be obvious that success should be viewed within the context of realization of American ideals. But if that norm is used, few if any of our leaders can be showered with laurels.
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