i don't think he's an idiot, do you?
I think Bush was one track minded in his presidency. He saw national security as his priority and everything else was secondary. Heck, most things after that may not have mattered much at all to him. I do believe he saw Iraq and Saddam as a rogue antagonist that COULD at some point pose great danger to the ME and possibly us. Saddam was a complete pain in the ass. Iran will have to be dealt with as well. It will be interesting to watch that playout under Obama.