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President Bush on His Forthcoming Book

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Former President Bush, who in 2006 designated himself “The Decider,” said his book on his presidency will focus on his 12 hardest decisions and his goal is to try to put the reader into the mindset of how those decisions were made.

“I want to put people in my place on that, when the history of this administration is written at least there is an authoritative voice saying exactly what happened,” he said.

Bush cited the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as an example.

“I want people to understand what it was like to sit in the Oval Office and have them come in and say we have captured Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, this mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, the alleged killer of a guy named Danny Pearl because he was simply Jewish, and we think he has information on further attacks on the United States,” he said. “I want to draw people in to that environment and let them determine what they would have done if their most important job was to protect the country.”

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