You hold Bush responsible for the deaths of UK servicemen? I must have missed the war he led against Britain. If you're going to blame anyone for the UK casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq, try starting with the people who killed them, and if you can't stop there, try Tony Blair and your own politicians.
Blaming Bush is not only absurd, it suggests you believe your country such a lap dog of America that it can't avoid sending it's servicemen to fight in foreign wars even when it doesn't want to. What's bother in you? Bush didn't treat his vassals properly.
He brought back torture? When did it leave?
You do know the number of detainees who underwent enhanced interrogation is less than a handful don't you? Even if those tactics do constitute torture (which I don't believe) they were in no way common practice.
"Yo Blair" was simply Bush being casual with someone he considered a friend (the two were and continue to be good friends). You may not like that sort thing but it tends to be part of America. In any case, you couldn't be more wrong about it signifying contempt for the British people. That chip on your should must be getting awfully heavy.
What was the chance provided by 9/11 that was missed. The mullahs in Iran felt really empathetic for the American people and were ready to turn away from developing nukes and sponsoring terrorism. Can you really be that naive?
How do you know he didn't know what the connotation of "crusade" was in the Middle East. First of all even if he is as stupid as you would like to believe, he had plenty of advisors who weren't and would have told him. I am dead sure that he deliberately used the word, understanding full well it's connotations. You probably consider this to be stupid too, but I was glad to hear an American president remind those engaged in Jihad, that Holy Wars have two sides, and two possible outcomes.
Even if that isn't what he intended, why the hell is the West supposed to understand that jihad is a word with many meanings, but abandon "crusade" because it may have only one meaning to Muslims?
You're ass backwards as well on the rise in his approval rating. It has risen over the time he has been out of office because of the drop off in propaganda. Obama is doing his level best of keeping Bush a bogeyman against whom he has to struggle,but the average American doesn't buy it, and have had an opportunity to reconsider Bush without the Media screaming in their ears what a monster he is.
I have JTT on ignore and so don't know or, frankly, care what he has to say about Bush propaganda, but only an ignorant fool would assert that there has been a propaganda campaign over the last four year to rehabilitate the Bush image. This simply is not the case.