Pat Buchanan (R): "Iraq is the worst strategic blunder in our lifetime. And for it, George W. Bush, his War Cabinet, and the neoconservatives who plotted and planned this war for a decade bear full responsibility."
Helen Thomas (AP): “This is the worst President ever. He [George W. Bush] is the worst President in all of American history.”
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R): "I think this speech given last night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam if it's carried out."
Fred Dattolo (author): "When it starts to unravel, it will likely lead to the biggest bubble bust in world history, hurtling the U.S. economy into chaos, reminiscent of the Great Depression—or worse."
January 2007 AP/AOL poll: Two-thirds of Americans, 66 percent, think the country is on the wrong track.
GAO Report 2006 recapped: The US is insolvent. There is simply no way for our national bills to be paid under current levels of taxation and promised benefits. Our combined federal deficits now total more than 400% of GDP.