Robert Novak asked Robert Wexler (you remember him- he was one of the driving forces behind creating the disenfranchised illusion in 2000) the following (and I paraphrase):
“Essentially, anything bad that happens in Iraq is Bush’s fault, anything good that happens the troops did?”
Wexler agreed. From his comments section, Matthew Yglesias states:
In short, no, I never offer praise for George W. Bush. There are plenty of other people out there, both amateurs and well-paid professionals, offering non-stop streams of praise for the president of the United States and I’ll leave that to them. When I think of something bad to say about him, then I’ll speak up, otherwise I remain silent.