If you can look at the issues discussed without getting bent around the axle, and have an interest in those issues, Decision points by george bush you would probably like this book.
The remaining twelve chapters are about events during his presidency: I usually like my history lined up chronologically, but the topical set up actually works very well since many of the topics covered spanned many years of the presidency. Boy, do I know how true that is since I do some pretty hardcore hating on the other team, and at certain times there is no explanation good enough to justify their behavior to me.
Bush was eventually declared the winner when the Supreme Court stopped a court ordered recount in a controversial decision on December 18, Stick to the book Quotations from the draft were published without comment, except for proposed cover pictures for the book. Others would defend him, but I hardly recall him doing it for himself.
I readily admit that his speaking ability leaves much to be desired, and I must confess that his writing style is also not above reproach.
He likened his concern of the wrong application of the policy to the Aldous Huxley novel Brave New World. She has great one liners, and there are examples of that peppered throughout.
Some on the right objected to distributing condoms, which they felt would encourage promiscuity Some decisions that completely baffled me when he made them are now much clearer. At the same time, Russia had invaded and occupied Georgia, Hurricane Ike had hit Texas, and America was fighting a two-front war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Always have been, and I supported and defended him right up through the end of presidency when even his own party was fleeing like lemmings from the man. His writing style is reminiscent of those speeches.
This was one ugly way to end the presidency. However, "as expected, there were some objections. Allow me to use an analogy of wolves and sheep from that great movie Babe to exemplify. She "decided to speak very slowly, for it was a cold fact of nature that sheep were stupid, and there was nothing that could convince her otherwise.
At any rate, we learn a lot about the man himself with this book.
Uganda had been working on their AIDS epidemic before we got involved with sending money, education, medicine, etc.
But this was not a normal environment. OK, back to the book. The first two chapters are about his life before the presidency. There is very little blaming and finger pointing in the book, and he sticks to talking about his side of the street mostly.
At the same time as Baker, on the Times opinion pages columnist Maureen Dowd focused unfavorably on repeated instances in the book of Bush feeling "blindsided" but concluded that while his "decision-making leaves something to be desired, his story-telling is good.
Ironically, both sides charged that we were imposing our values - religious fundamentalism if you asked one camp, sexual permissiveness if you asked the other.
Bush notably did not mention losing the popular vote but did make note of the controversy surrounding the election, including the presence of protesters at his inauguration. He states that a few months before the end of his term his administration planned a strategy of sending more troops to Afghanistan and increasing drone strikes on Pakistan.
He felt it was best to wait until his successor took office for the U. The closeness of the election led to the day legal battle over Florida and its 25 electoral votes.
He covers all of the most contentious issues.Nov 04, · President George W. Bush in Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. George W. Bush ’s memoir “Decision Points” could well have been titled “The Decider Decides”: it’s an. The Office of George W. Bush is the office of the 43rd President of the United States.
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