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False Memories of the Bush Administration

A New York Times Book Review of memoirs by Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld is notable for it’s imminently quotable subtitle: In retrospect, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney realize they were right about everything.

©David Horsey

The books themselves appear to be a waste of wood fiber but the review, Memories of the Bush Administration, is well worth reading as a concise history of “the two most important figures (other than the president) in the years of terrorism and war.” My criticisms of the review are all minor quibbles such as disagreeing with the qualifying “(other than the president)” since Cheney was more influential than his puppet Bush, and a later misleading statement that Bush chose Cheney as his vice president in 2000. Cheney chose Cheney, Bush merely complied.

– Iron Filing