this sounds no different than anti-Bush propaganda.
I haven't seen any anti-Bush propaganda...but I have seen plenty of facts that condemn his as one of the worst presidents in history.
But, you digress...
It is interesting that Bush and Lincoln can be compared.
Lincoln was not well-liked by a large contingency of Norhterners, not to speak of the South. Bush not being liked is an understatment.
Lincoln was blamed for a war that was killing thousands and wasn't won in a few weeks as was expected by most Northeners. Bush rushed to war against a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11 and despite the "mission accomplished" banner, the war still drags on.
It is seen by some that the war was the fault of the North since States seceding was seen as Constitutionally protected by some (including Lincoln while he was a senator). Based on the facts of how Bush lied to send us to war, his war is wrong as well.
Lincoln eventually used slavery as a moral reason why the war has to be won (though his war time proclamation only freed slaves where he had no authority...the South. Northern slaves remained slaves). Bush has changed the mission of his war from freedom from a dictator to fighting terrorism to whatever the cause is this week.
While many saw the moral issue of slavery as important, many others saw it as a terrible price to pay, thousands and thousands dying in battle to free people who, while enslaved, were not in danger of dying. While Saddam was a bad man, was it really worth the price we've paid in Bush's war?
Here's where the comparison ends.
In Lincoln's defense, he wanted the Union to be preserved above all else and he was ready to accept the defeated South back into the Union without severe punishment. Lincoln and his generals eventually wore down the South and achieved victory. The worst thing that ever happened to the South ironically enough was Lincoln being assisinated. After his death the rest of the political powers in DC wanted to make sure the South paid for its treason resulting in Reconstruction.
Lincoln's assisination, the victory and the war and his war time proclamation gained him the title of one of the greatest presidents. If, however, just a couple of things had swung the other way, the South could have easily won the war setting Lincoln up as the president who allowed the Union to divide and he would have gone down as one of the worst presidents.
Bush's war has led to more unstablness in the entire region. The Taliban are growing again and Al Qaida is still around. His war is lost. And the economy has tanked on his watch. He has freed no one from their troubles or slavery, in fact he has made things worse for not only Middle Easterners, but for his own people
While a few things went Lincolns way (except for assisinatoin) towards the end of the war, there is nothing Bush can do to establish himself as more than a bumbling fool.
Bush has spoken of admiring Lincoln and how he handled adversity. I've seen at times where it looks like Bush may have read too much ancient history. But no matter how much he admired a president who managed to overcome his adversity before death, Bush will not be able to repeat that part of history.