They (the Left and its media) were against the 'surge' that resulted in a free Iraq (including young senator Obama).
They (dem senate "leader", Harry Reid) proclaimed "the war is lost" disparaging our troops' morale,
They politicized and exaggerated waterboarding which was instrumental in finding osama bin laden.
They even convinced some that the US "rushed into war" and "went at it alone".
They were more concerned that the truth about the mission's execution and preparedness would result in a popular president "from the other side" than they were concerned about a freer Iraq and a safer world.
Throughout, GWB remained steadfast and clear.
GWB won't get wide-spread credit from the media or academia.
In fact, if he did, GWB would quickly deflect appreciation in lieu of encouraging our allies and showing sincere gratitude to our men and women in uniform.
But, from those of us that care to care about America and the world: Job well done, sir.
History will look on you kindly.