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George W Bush ordered Pentagon to plan Iran attack

Posted by alanmirs on November 9, 2010


The TV Watch
New York Times

A New Bush, a Lot Like the Old One

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
Published: November 8, 2010

He also gave an example of how out of control he could be before he gave up drinking. “So, I’m drunk at the dinner table at Mother and Dad’s house in Maine. And my brothers and sister are there, Laura’s there. And I’m sitting next to a beautiful woman, friend of Mother and Dad’s. And I said to her out loud, ‘What is sex like after 50?’ ”

When Mr. Lauer pressed him about his more critical decisions in office, Mr. Bush was both forthcoming and maddeningly opaque. He scoffed at the notion that he cared that critics viewed him as a puppet manipulated by his strong-willed vice president, Dick Cheney, then kept underscoring ways he had defied his No. 2, including by refusing to grant Mr. Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr., a pardon after Mr. Libby was convicted of lying during the investigation into the unmasking of a C.I.A. operative. (Instead, Mr. Bush commuted his sentence.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/arts/television/09watch.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

George W Bush laid plans for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities as president of the United States, his memoirs have disclosed

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/us-politics/8119011/George-W-Bush-ordered-Pentagon-to-plan-Iran-attack.html

Former US president insists “waterboarding” terrorist suspects saved British lives by stopping Islamist attacks on Heathrow

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/us-politics/8118807/George-W-Bush-waterboarding-terrorists-saved-British-lives.html

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