George W. Bush is about to become officially only a memory. (Though in all likelihood he will become the kind of obsessing memory that Nixon immediately became for liberals.)
His tale is of course complicated. Many knocks against him are legitimate. So what can you say to his credit?
Simply this. George W. Bush fought hard against the enemies of his country, and never let popularity or politics distract him from doing so.
That accomplishment will be put in perspective by the subsequest performance of his successors. Let us pray that it comes to be seen as a matter of course.