There were not to many surprises in this book for those of us who chose to stay informed during the 90's. What kind of national security were we expecting from a President whoose campaign slogan was "It's the economy Stupid". At least Clinton knew to call us stupid!!!
You can also try Silent Running.
Gives you a good feel of what it was like to be there.
I saw all the news shows with Woodward and he seemed so critical of Bush. His book does not come off like that. If he has a problem with anyone it is Cheney. After 9/11 everyone screamed about why we did not connect the dots. Now that we are trying to connect the dots the very same people are screaming that we are trying to connect the dots. If Franklin Roosevelt had to fight WW II with our current press he would have been impeached for the " War atrocities " of Dresden, Hamburg, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki.
Back in the 40s it was the the communists, now it's Mel Gibson and the Christians.
If Woodward is to be believed Bush's leadership qualities are outstanding. He studies a problem then decides what to do, then never looks back.
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