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Bush II Revised

The policies of George W. Bush are winning the war on terror.

Jul 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 40 • By MICHAEL M. ROSEN
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Rush to Judgment does suffer from certain imperfections, such as an unchronological structure that assesses critiques of the response to 9/11 before reviewing the event itself. In addition, while it is difficult to defend Bush’s legacy without critiquing the critiquers, Knott tends to complain more than he should about the double standards they so regularly employ. On balance, however, this is a compelling, thorough defense not only of the 43rd president, but of the presidency itself as a historic institution.

Michael M. Rosen is an attorney in San Diego.