Bush made some bad decisions, so did Blair. Difference is that Bush made himself look like an idiot while doing it. He has made so many blunders with regard to the way he presents himself that ridicule is now as much about the person as the policies. Blair on the other hand retained his integrity, looking like someone who had made a genuine mistake more than completely misjudging the situation. Personally I would vote for Blair again but if I were American, I wouldn't have voted for Bush. Then again, I don't think I would have voted for any of the candidates. Next election in the UK is going to be a tough one for me as I'm sure as hell not voting for Cameron but none of the likely candidates from the Labour party interest me either. Lib Dems lack direction at the moment and with those three out the way who is left? The minority parties either have flawed policies or a lack of organisation. If Gates (or Branson as his UK equivalent) were running then he'd get my vote for sure. At this point in time both the US and the UK need someone with a head for business to sort out the mess; at the moment there are too many lawyers around who try to solve our problems through new laws rather than actually addressing the issue. A good example would be knee-jerk policies like the VCRB: for those that don't know it bans the sale of replica firearms in order to prevent crime, but all it really did was hurt groups such as re-enactors, independent film groups and combat gamers. The government solved that by handing out exemptions but now there are so many holes in the bill that anyone who wanted a replica can still get one while making a lot of hassle for those with legitimate uses.