You are an idiot.
In case you were wondering.
Perhaps I judge you to quick, Regina. After all, who knows what the editor of U.S. News & World Report cut out of your letter-to-the-editor before publishing your drivel...?
The "fortitude [of President Bush] during and after the 9/11 tragedy" is not "an accomplishment." Neither did he bring "our country out of despair," nor did he save us from "possible financial and economic catastrophe."
The country came together on its own. Bush used and abused that for his own war-mongering, and I can only imagine you were one of those cheering on the Iraq invasion, as well as the "tax cuts" that sent our country continually down this death-spiral economically.
And no, dear Regina, we do not need "to admire that he's been doggedly resolute to keep our country safe and free of any terrorist attacks since 9/11." What we can do is admire how one pig-headed man has been the best recruiting tool for al Queda since Mohammad started promising 72 virgins to all those pathetic, cowardly jihadist suicide bombers. We can admire how one pig-headed man took a surplus and squandered it on pointless, never-ending wars, to line the pockets of himself and other wealthy tycoons, and to dupe the right-wing into thinking he was "on their side." Bush may be stupid, but he appealed to a much broader group of stupid when he duped persons like you into supporting him and his ill-conceived ideas and plans.
And as for your silly statement that "there should not be such judgment while a president is still in office"? I give you the words of another president, one much more admired than that monkey Bush: "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else." --Theodore Roosevelt, in the Kansas City Star, May 7, 1918
And he was a Republican to boot! Reading his biography, of course, one could draw a lot of similarities to him and the current loser living in the White House...
Except for the one thing that sets them apart: Roosevelt knew how to be a president...