The man who shot and killed a park ranger in Mount Rainier National Park turns out to be a suicidal Iraq War veteran. He is dead too, though it was due to freezing to death and not another gun.
Go ahead, W. Take a good long look at your legacy:
I’m not just talking about the fact that people are allowed to bring guns into national parks, although that in itself is pretty heinous. I’m talking about the unnecessary Iraq War, the Iraqi lives it ended, and the American veterans who came home damaged beyond repair.
So, to sum it up:
1. Guns are bad.
2. War is worse.
President W. Bush pushed for both of these things, and this is the result. A legacy? A tragedy maybe; certainly not what I’d want as a token of my presidency.
On a completely related note: President Obama ended the Iraq War in 2011. I just thought I’d mention that, as it didn’t get much press at the time.