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Ten lessons from the Bush years

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 10, 2009

Bob Woodward offers ten lessons that the Obama administration can learn from the eight long years that George W. Bush held office. The advice basically boils down to “keep your head out of the sand and your ass”.

[Bush] made probably the most important decision of his presidency — whether to invade Iraq — without directly asking either Powell, Rumsfeld or Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet for their bottom-line recommendations. (Instead of consulting his own father, former president George H.W. Bush, who had gone to war in 1991 to kick the Iraqi army out of Kuwait, the younger Bush told me that he had appealed to a “higher father” for strength.)

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We Work Remotely

Abridged version of Bob Woodward’s State of

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 06, 2006

Abridged version of Bob Woodward’s State of Denial, which “details the infighting, disarray, and mistakes made by the Bush war council during the Iraq war”.

Bob Woodward on how Mark Felt became Deep Throat

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 02, 2005

Bob Woodward on how Mark Felt became Deep Throat.

How the Vanity Fair article about Deep Throat came about

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 01, 2005

How the Vanity Fair article about Deep Throat came about. Sounds like Woodward and Bernstein kinda got the shaft.

The Washington Post confirms that Mark Felt is Deep Throat

posted by Jason Kottke   May 31, 2005

The Washington Post confirms that Mark Felt is Deep Throat. Woodward, Bernstein, and Ben Bradlee confirmed the story as well. Woodward is writing an article about the experience to be run on Thursday.

Identity of Deep Throat finally revealed

posted by Jason Kottke   May 31, 2005

Identity of Deep Throat finally revealed. Mark Felt, who was second in command at the FBI at the time, helped Woodward and Bernstein with their research into Watergate.