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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Recommending a review of Decision Points


I haven't read George Bush's memoir Decision Points. I have little interest in doing so.

I've never been to Iraq, and I also have little interest in the trip. Unlike John McCain, if I went I would not be protected by a battalion of armed troops, so I would be worried for my safety. I am not the specific American who turned their country into an open air slaughterhouse, but I am an American, and some Iraqis might understandably consider that reason enough to mean me harm.

George Packer of The New Yorker has read Decision Points, has been to Iraq and knows the history that Bush tries to gloss over much better than Bush ever could, given his psychological foibles. Packer's review of the book is an interesting read and I recommend it.

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