Monday, February 09, 2009

Anatomy of a disaster

If you haven't already seen it, you may want to bookmark Vanity Fair's "Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House."

The threat of 9/11 ignored. The threat of Iraq hyped and manipulated. Guant├ínamo and Abu Ghraib. Hurricane Katrina. The shredding of civil liberties. The rise of Iran. Global warming. Economic disaster. How did one two-term presidency go so wrong? A sweeping draft of history—distilled from scores of interviews—offers fresh insight into the roles of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and other key players.
The essay is both concise and comprehensive, an impressive feat.

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