Over at Townhall, Patrick Buchanan asks the question, "Is Bush Becoming Irrelevant?" to which I answer, don't all presidents become irrelevant at the end of their second term? Harry Truman was vastly unpopular, Richard Nixon's presidency had become a smoldering wreck that he no longer steered and presidential candidate Al Gore was distancing himself from President Clinton at the end of their terms.
Ultimately, his main point that Bush embraced a failing utopian ideology of a democratic Middle East may very well be true. I don't pretend to know how history will treat the present, but it doesn't look good for Bush now. However, there has not been a terrorist attack on United States soil since 9/11. That is a result of either drawing the fight into the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters (which fits with the "fight them over so we don't fight them here" line), heightened levels of law enforcement and security aimed at tackling terrorism or both.