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Brzezinski on Bush's foreign policy mess

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Business Times - 07 Jun 2007
Bush's legacy is America's albatross
It will take years of effort and genuine skill to restore political credibility and legitimacy

By LEON HADAR
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

IN my 15 years of covering Washington, I cannot recall a time when the elite and the public in the capital of this ageing global superpower have been more pessimistic about the future their country and so cynical about and distrustful of their political leaders.

The sour mood of the country has been reflected in the most recent The Washington Post-ABC News poll which indicated that three-quarters of the American people believe that the country is 'pretty seriously on the wrong track'. And only a minority of Americans approve of the job that President Bush (35 per cent) and Congress (39 per cent) are doing.

The poll also suggests that the gloomy outlook of most Americans have to do with the war in Iraq and US foreign policy in general. Fifty per cent of Americans do not think…