Outside Reading Project: Decision Points By: George W. Bush
Rational of Choice:
The reason why I chose the book Decision Points is because George Bush has always had a positive impact on my life; whether it him being President of The United States or originating from the same town we call home. Reading and listening to his point of view from being in office is something I wanted to better understand so, I could see why the decisions he made throughout his time in office made sense. Main Point:
The main points of this book were to explain George’s life before presidency and while in office. A few of the major things he discussed were his road to fighting addiction, the choice to be made on the day of September 11th, 2001, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bush immediately started the book by describing his fight to end the addiction. “On page 1 of the book, Bush showed his success in fighting addiction when his wife Laura asked him the simple question “Can you remember the last day you didn’t have a drink?” Bush couldn’t answer the question because the battle had been won and it was that long ago he could not remember when he had drank last.
On September 11th, 2001 Islamic radical terrorist from the group Al Qaeda attacked our nation. This left a huge task for Bush, as he had to make the right choice. “On page 154 Bush tells Vice President Dick Cheney “The immediate task after 9/11 was to harden our nation’s defense against a second attack”. This prompted The Afghan War, which is a war that is still going on as we speak.
Thus the last point and in my own opinion most important was Operation Iraqi Freedom. “On page 148 Bush has a conversation with his father about the evils of Suddam Husain where his father tells him “You’ve got to to try everything you can to avoid war, but if the man wont comply, you don’t have any other choice.” Bush gave Husain many of chances but, Husain always failed to comply and prompted us to launch Operation Iraqi freedom in March...
Bibliography: Bush, George W. Decision Points. New York: Crown, 2010. Print.
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