In Decision Points, his new memoir, former president George W. Bush avoids being critical of numerous political foes. “The tone of the book is meant to reflect how I think; I’m not a hateful guy,” he says.
Still, in an interview earlier today, Bush acknowledged that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid irked him during his presidency. “Harry got my goat for this reason: We’re sending troops into harm’s way and a leader says, ‘You men and women are marching into a lost cause.’ Yeah, I called him out on that; it is irresponsible behavior.”
“That’s not what leaders do,” Bush says. “He can disagree with the policy, but what you don’t do is condemn some mother’s child into fear of a war that’s lost.”