Tuesday, July 05, 2016

But I already knew W was awful.

Another web site noted that Smith's biography is unlikely to be shelved at the GWB presidential library. I probably won't buy it, either. Having long been in agreement with the book's first and last sentences, what can it tell me that I didn't already know?

Review: ‘Bush,’ a Biography as Scathing Indictment, by Peter Baker (NYT)

Bush, by Jean Edward Smith
Illustrated. 808 pages. Simon & Schuster.

 ... Mr. Smith leaves no mystery where he stands on Mr. Bush’s place in history. The first sentence of his book: “Rarely in the history of the United States has the nation been so ill-served as during the presidency of George W. Bush.”

The last: “Whether George W. Bush was the worst president in American history will be long debated, but his decision to invade Iraq is easily the worst foreign policy decision ever made by an American president.”

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