Bush Administration

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 13: (AFP OUT)  President  George W. Bush poses for photographers after addressing the nation on the military and political situation in Iraq from the White House September 13, 2007 in Washington, DC.    (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

It’s Impossible to Count the Things Wrong With the Negligent, Spurious, Distorted New Biography of George W. Bush

Jean Edward Smith’s biography is so replete with factual errors and specious judgments that an extended set of corrections and remonstrances seems warranted.

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A Member of the Bush Family Finally Backs Donald Trump

Jeb Bush's son breaks with his family with support of Trump.

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You Can Negotiate Anything – Even North Korea

The United States made a good deal with Pyongyang in 1994. But why has Obama forsaken the path of negotiation with the Hermit Kingdom?

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A Very Unscientific Inquiry Into the Etymology of the Phrase ‘Iron-Ass’

A theory on where former President George H.W. Bush discovered the phrase "iron-ass."

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney speaks against the Iranian nuclear deal at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2015.  AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Dick Cheney Was for the Iran Deal Before He Was Against It

The former veep's bloviating at the American Enterprise Institute today was hypocritical baloney.

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Just Say No

Why the United States can’t kick the bad habit of repeating failed campaigns in its war against terror.

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​Obama and Netanyahu: Why Presidents Don’t Get to Be Petulant

President Obama could afford to learn a thing or two from how the Bush administration handled difficult bilateral relationships.

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The Sun Sets on a Good Iran Deal

Debunking Obama's favorite tactic on Iran: the "Bush made me do it" canard.

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Stay Scary, America

When it comes to the U.S. response to extremists abroad, it is far better for America to be feared, and to be loved.

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Time to face the facts: Does President Bush deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

Everyone laughed when George W. Bush wanted to transform the Middle East. But now that Iraq and Iran are reconciled, maybe he deserves some credit.

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No One Expects the Bush Administration!

Torquemada Cheney does the Sunday talk shows.

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From Bush to Obama, Eyes Wide Shut

The same memo Bush used to wall himself off from the details of CIA torture is keeping Obama’s drone war alive.

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Stuck in the Shadows at the Pentagon

Chuck Hagel was always being upstaged by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The next secretary of defense will have to change that equation.

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