Tag Archive for: "George W Bush"
On the screen: farce and fury

It was John Nance Garner, Franklin Roosevelt’s first vice president, who characterised his office most pithily and dismissively. The formidable Texas Democrat, ‘cactus Jack’, declared that the vice presidency of the United States was ‘not …

Trump’s war of choice

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran was not his first departure from a key international agreement. From the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the Paris climate accord, tearing …

A Molan moment on Iraq

Having an argument with Jim Molan is enlightening and rewarding. The ex-Major General delivers a triple treat. With Jim, you always know: Where he’s coming from Where he’s aiming And where he’s crunched you With …

Iraq lessons: the impact of the Howard fib

Australia played its part in the blunders of the Iraq war by committing early and without questioning the US. The Howard government claimed to be considering all options, but in reality it closed down consideration. …