President Bush was asked by French T.V. TF1 what he hoped would be his legacy. President Bush replied, “The fact that 50 million people have been liberated; that we’ve got a very strong relationship in the Far East; that we’re friends with China, Japan and South Korea –something that’s been hard for other Presidents to do. I think we can help stand up a Palestinian state. I’m the first President ever to have articulated a two-party state, two states side by side in peace. Our HIV/AIDS initiative is very strong. I mean, we’re leading the world when it comes to helping feed the hungry or take care of those who are ill. I think our malaria initiative will go down in history as a great initiative. And at home, some of my education initiatives, and the fact that our economy has grown, in spite of recession, corporate scandals and war and the attack on America. So I’m a tax-cutter. I believe when people have more money in their pockets, they do better.
And so I’m — you know, it’s an interesting thing about history: You’re really not going to know the history of the Bush administration until long after you and I are dead. There’s no such thing as accurate short-term history. It takes a while for people to see the results of decisions having been made.”
President George W. Bush
I think we just entered the White House spin zone.
Here is the whole interview.