I'm not defending the President overall. But since the negatives are pretty well covered elsewhere, I thought I'd point out a couple of positives to try and help relieve some of the overall gloom.
First, Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman writing in the WSJ:
Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today.
And from a CNN article referring to the Kyoto Protocol:
Dr. Harlan L. Watson, senior climate negotiator for the U.S. Department of State, said that while President George W. Bush declined to join the treaty, the U.S. leader takes global warming seriously. He noted greenhouse gas emissions had actually gone down by .8 percent under Bush.