Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The War Within

I just finished reading the recent book by Bob Woodward, The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006 - 2008. The book provides deep insight into how the Bush administration dealt with a failing policy regarding the Iraq war. While there was a good bit of dissension within the administration, Bush himself never got connected to the reality of the situation. The President’s approach was to go with his instinct rather than an analysis of the facts. He is the Decider and he is certain of the correctness of his decisions. The book is easy to read and helped me understand how America got sucked into the quagmire we are in. Whoever becomes the next president will inherit a real mess. Hopefully he will have a more rational approach to decision making than George Bush.

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