The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush

“It may become one of the great historical mysteries, leaving future scholars to scratch their heads over how someone with as few qualifications as Geroge W. Bush came to lead the world’s most powerful nation at the start of the 21st century.”

“Historians may ponder why so many Americans thought that an enterprise as vast and complicated as the US government could be guided by a person who had failed at nearly every job he ever had. Why did so many voters believe that a little-travelled incurious and inarticulate man of privilege could lead the planet’s only superpower in a world of daunting challenges, shifting dangers and sharpening competition….”

These are the first two paragraphs of a book that should be read by everyone who votes. It answers the questions it poses….

This interview is in three segments.  In part three, we also take a look at competing agencies taking credit for solving the Oklahoma City bombing.

About the guest:

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His new book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at It’s also available at, as is his 1999 book, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & ‘Project Truth.’


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