• Bush at War by Bob Woodward

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    This 3 page paper covers: Bush at War is an objective look at how the war in Afghanistan was planned by the Bush administration in the one hundred days after the September 11 attack. By collaborating with individuals involved and attending planning sessions with White House aids, cabinet members, staffers, military personnel, and the President, Woodward sets down how the response was planned. Analysis of Woodward's style and interpretation of faccts, along with cudos for Woodward's unbiased reporting methodology. Bibliography lists 1 source. jvBushWd.rtf

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    the September 11 attack. By collaborating with individuals involved and attending planning sessions with White House aids, cabinet members, staffers, military personnel, and the President, Woodward sets down how the  response was planned. In the process, we see into the minds of those making the plans, their hopes for containment and for what they else they can take into account  (such as Iraq and other terrorist strongholds), and Woodward gives us precious insights into the one person we only get to know in terms of revisionist history; we get a  close look at President George W. Bush, a president still in office. The student may note that President Bush comes out looking  as he often does, like a regular person who has made it to the presidency. The difference is that Woodwards observations point out that hes a bit more intelligent than  we might have thought. Bush admits he is impatient and not an expert on everything. This, along with Woodwards interactions with Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, George Trent, and others helps  us understand what a cabinet is and why the President of the United States has advisors. Taking this to heart, Woodward focuses  a good deal of attention on the people who actually know what needs to go into the plan and how to utilize the CIA, FBI, military and public agencies to  get the detailed information they need to make informed decisions. Yet, these same war planners are viewed as what they are - people. Some are warmongers, others are civic leaders.  Woodward doesnt have to comment on this. All thats necessary is showing it through accurate reporting of their candor and everyday speech. Bush 

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