"... George W. Bush did a great many good things, including slashing taxes and protecting Americans in the aftermath of 9/11..."
George W Bush allowed 9/11 to happen in the FIRST place. And he "slashed" taxes and tanked the economy, while conducting, badly, two off-the-books wars and ran up most of the debt attributed to Obama.
No, Ben. George W Bush didn't do "many things right". He didn't do ANY things right. He's the worst president this country has ever been saddled with.