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Rumsfeld admits ‘possible’ Iraq troop mistakes

WASHINGTON – Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld releases his new memoir Tuesday, as he concedes his Iraq troop decisions may have been wrong while sparing no criticism of former colleagues. In “Known and Unknown,” Rumsfeld defends his handling of the war and recounts his government career serving Republican presidents from…

New Yorker trashes Bush memoir, over and over again: ‘Was Bush this incurious all his life?’

If it were a question of the George W. Bush maxim “if you’re not with us, you’re against us,” The New Yorker‘s George Packer is against us. In a sprawling, multi-thousand word review of Bush’s new memoir, Decision Points, Packer is generous with aquiline, laser-like criticism. He begins by predicting…

Michael Moore: Bush book should be in ‘crime section’

Amazon.com has listed former President George W. Bush’s new book Decision Points in the History category but Michael Moore insisted Friday that it needs to be moved to the crime section. Moore joined HBO’s Bill Maher on his Friday show to talk about the midterm elections and the new Bush…

Amnesty: prosecute Bush for admitted waterboarding

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States must prosecute former President George W. Bush for torture if his admission in a memoir that he authorized waterboarding holds true, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday. In “Decision Points,” published this week, Bush defended his decision to authorize waterboarding, a form of…

Bush reportedly slams McCain: ‘Naming Palin makes Bush think less of McCain as a man’

Former President George W. Bush keeps it relatively tame in his new book, “Decision Points,” which is out next week. But behind the scenes, he’s reportedly been critical of former presidential candidate John McCain (R-AZ) and now-President Barack Obama. And he lays it thick on onetime Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin.…

Decision imminent on Gulf oil spill evacuation: White House

The storm threatening the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has intensified and decisions will be made later Thursday on whether to evacuate staff and remove the cap sealing the well, the White House said. “Right now, we have a trajectory that puts it into the Gulf,” said White House spokesman…

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