You can’t compare Harry Truman and George W. Bush (1/18, A-1, “History’s big bounce”).
Truman volunteered to serve during World War I, but Bush avoided service in the Vietnam War. Truman endured vicious slurs from Joseph McCarthy as being soft on communism. Bush slurred his opponents as being soft on terrorism.
Truman oversaw the creation of the United Nations and NATO. He relied on a U.N. mandate to support the Korean War. Bush bypassed the U.N. and NATO and instead relied on a small, handpicked coalition to support the war in Iraq.
Truman fought aggressively for civil rights, labor unions and national health insurance. He was honest and ethical in all his dealings and lived by the motto “The buck stops here.” Truman was everything Bush is not.
If you want to compare Bush to any former president, compare him to Richard Nixon.