The Iraq War is easily the biggest and most significant failures of the Bush Administrations, more Americans died fighting it than were killed in 9/11. It contributed to thousands of amputee soldiers and countless PTSD cases. Tens of thousands were killed abroad. It may cost U.S. taxpayers $6 trillion.
That policy guarantees Bush's status as a president who weakened America. Bush's decision to order the torture of humans, and to stick hundreds (including innocents) in due-process-free detention, is perhaps his next biggest failure.
Perhaps three decades hence Americans will look back aghast that our leaders did so little about climate change or the overuse of antibiotics or the destructive potential of nanotechnology.
The Montgomery County Health Department said eight patients had presented with flu-like symptoms or pneumonia-like symptoms. Of the eight infected, four have died. Despite their symptoms, none have yet tested positive for the flu.
The patients range in age from 41 to 68 and it was unclear if any had underlying health issues that could have adversely affected their health.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault on the Torkham Gate border crossing area, calling it a complex operation by several suicide attackers on contractor trucks used to ferry supplies for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.