Which brings one to the real winner of this book: the president. As in the previous book on the Afghanistan war, "Bush at War," the president emerges in this book as a shrewd, fair, diligent, decisive and moral man. He asks the right questions. He makes the tough calls. I have no problem with someone with Bush's responsibility praying as he makes those calls. And reading the book makes me admire this man's calm under fire and composure under immense pressure. Which is, of course, what Bush wants me to believe. And it's what Woodward, in classic form, has delivered.
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Andrew Sullivan looks at Woodward's book. The Sullivan-o-meter now is tilting to a nine on a ten scale in favor of Bush.
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