For me, I'm just glad there is still an America. Still prepared to put its soldiers and its money in where nobody else wants to go. It's already a great nation and it makes all its presidents great.
IT may be in some way comforting to accept that George W Bush’s greatest legacy were the conditions that made the impossible possible and ultimately real.
...But, even when he does make mistakes, as he will, the world will be a better place. So who is being unreasonable: us, or him?
When he makes his first speech, the world will listen and analyse. Michelle Obama, on the other hand, will be watched and analysed, not for what she does or says or stands for, but for what she wears and how she looks.