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Live Blog: President Bush Booed at Inauguration

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By Ben Cohen

As the inauguration of Barack Obama commences, George Bush received loud boos from the thousands of people in the crowds - a sign of just how unpopular a President he was.

The press also took a final swipe at Bush as editorials around the world trashed his Presidency as an utter failure. Said the French paper Le Monde:

"It's hard to find a historian who won't say that Bush was the most
catastrophic leader the U.S. has ever known," the French daily wrote.
"One success: since September 11, 2001, there was no attack on U.S.
soil. But this sits alongside an interminable list of failures,
starting with the war in Iraq."