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What a schmuck!!!

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    Bush's memoirs...or someone else's version of Bush's memoirs.

    Huffington Post: George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted Passages from His Advisors' Books

    He was too lazy to even write his own memoirs...or fact check them.  I wonder if he even read his own book.  The laziest President in history.

    It goes hand in hand with "the Dick Cheney Presidency." Ha!
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    For anyone thinking of buying Bush's book, Decision Points, I highly recommend reading Anis Shivani's excellent review in the Huffington Post first. The title of his review is Bush's 'Decision Points' is a Terrifying Journey into the Authoritarian Mind, dated November 14th. Here are a few extracts:

    "Decision Points is a classic recipe for a benign dictatorship, a uniquely American form of dictatorship, to be sure -- from its rigid understanding of morality (good versus evil) to its distorted valuation of life (only American lives matter; Bush is not concerned about the loss of civilian life in the countries he attacked) -- that gives comfort to many in a time of economic and cultural stress."

    Shivani further writes that Bush's book "should revive the discussion of the influence of neoconservative Straussians (Wolfowitz, Perle, Kristol) that was dominant around the time of the start of the Iraq War: is there a higher truth for the elite and a more accessible one for the masses?"  Addressing Bush's faith, Shivani notes that for Bush, Christianity is a "necessary Straussian (or Machiavellian) instrument to organize the masses around unity of national purpose."

    Shivani notes an "Orwellian subtext pervasive throughout the book"...his dead certainty of the rightness of all his major decisions...his concern with presentation and propaganda principles: "address the public at the simplest possible level; repeat a few basic phrases until they become the truth; never show weakness and deal with opponents ruthlessly; direct popular anger toward subversives (those who don't grasp the struggle of good versus evil); connect with the people always at an emotional, not rational, level; reduce language to its basic syntax, fracture it, reorganize it in chaotic/fractal terms so it becomes immune to logical analysis; preempt opposition, value secrecy for its own sake, take aggrievement of the privileged to unprecedented levels."

    Read much more at the above link but don't bother buying the book....

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    I'm not a admirer of George W. Bush. I didn't like his foreign policy.  I thought that he made some serious mistakes in his war-on-terror strategy.  I noted that nobody who commented thus far stated that he/she actually read the book. Neither did I. But I did listen to his interviews on TV while he was promoting the book and I must say that I like the person George W Bush a lot more than I liked the President George W Bush.  

    One last note: I've never heard Bush apologize or admit wrong doing. What makes people think he'll change now?
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    I admit a certain fondness for Bush's rehearsed speeches. At times, he could invoke a warm, good-hearted fuzziness. I never wanted him to fail. I never wished him death.
    Al Gore's concession speech instructed me to honor the results of the 2000 fiasco and accept Mr. Bush as my president. It was hard to swallow, but I understood the need to move forward for good of country.

    While I marched against the wars, I simultaneously condemned the anti-war depictions of President Bush as a Nazi or Hitler himself. I fought against the notion that the president was racist. And I was upset when that journalist in Iraq threw a shoe at him. He might have deserved it, but he was still my president. And you don't go throwing things at the president, without throwing things at all of us.

    I'm not saying I didn't have an antagonistic attitude toward the former president; but I simply did not ever accept the notion that the man was knowingly evil incarnate. He is a man struggling like the rest of us to make sense of this world. He made mistakes; many of them criminal, for which he has not been punished. But I would not take justice into my own hands.

    In short, I never let my hatred of Bush overcome my good senses about the best course of action for the country. When he did things I agreed with, I praised him. When he did things I was against, some of them criminal in my opinion, I harshly condemned it.
    And until 'Deception Points' came out, I was prepared to let him walk and let it all go.

    However, as far as I can tell, 'Deception Points' has done more to undermine our national security than Wikileaks. Even out of office, Bush has continued to compromise the national security interests of this nation by proudly admitting to war-crimes. Cheney's book will likely do the same. This is madness. In a sane society, they would be prosecuted.