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This is a well written and interesting book, well worth the read. I was amazed at the books subtle tone which allows neo-conservatives to see a strong president taking charge and knee-jerk liberals to see a detached simple-minded bumbler. As I read, I was astounded that the Bush reelection site would be pushing this book (it seemed to present Bush in such a poor light). So I would read the passage again and find that, with a neo-conservative mind set, the same passage could be read as a ringing endorsement of the President. Amazing writing. The down sides are the book is way too short and covers way to little. It barely gets going, and it is over.
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I've never read any of the author's previous books, but was surprised at how little analysis or personal opinion/perspective was offered by the author. He clearly was the ultimate reporter, just reporting the facts as he heard them. I guess I was hoping for some more editorial comment from someone so inside the beltway. Having said that, I did find it incredible that our president didn't seem to ask anyone of his cabinet if we should go to war. He just followed his "gut". A little scary. I'd hate to think all his major decisions are made with so little outside input.
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