When Bush left the office of the President of America in January this year, he was known as the worst President America has ever had. He is also known to have successfully evaded a pair of shoes being launched at him during his final visit to Iraq. He is also known to have brought America to war in Iraq that saw more than 4000 US troops sacrificed their lives, and many more maimed for life.
He is also known to have served his entire second term in office having to struggle to end the war in Iraq that he had ordered in 2002, and felt extremely relieved to handover the unresolved war to President Obama. He is also known to have declared ‘mission accomplished’ in the war in Iraq, when it was actually just the beginning for the Iraqi insurgents.
He is also known to have coined a number of rhetoric’s and slogans such as, ‘you are with us or you are against us’, ‘axis of evil’, ‘collateral damage’, ‘shock and awe’, ‘regime change’, ‘weapons of mass destruction’, and several others.
All the above will be recorded in the pages of the great American history, to be read by many generations later.
Now back home, and with Abdullah Badawi gearing to leave office in a few weeks from now, how would Malaysians want the Prime Minister to be remembered, after having held the helm of government for more than 5 years.
Like Bush and his list of rhetoric’s and slogans, I can clearly remember a slogan that Abdullah Badawi had cited, when he gave the BN to an overwhelming victory in the 2004 general elections. The slogans reads, “work with me and not for me”.
Having talked to many of my friends about this, I have developed a list of what I deem appropriate for the Prime Minister to be remembered after he leaves office. I would like to share the list with my readers later. Until then, I would like my readers to place their thinking cap, and to make their suggestions.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION
Posted at 10.30 am Feb 11, 2009