Military columnist links Bush Library, Critique of Bush Presidency

March 24, 2007

After 5 years, a broken military, broken Constitution, broken laws and broken troops
Joseph L. Galloway
McClatchy Newspapers
March 21, 2007

Wars are deceptively easy to get into, but harder than calculus to get out of, especially when things aren’t going well.

President Bush is learning the truth of that the hard way this week as his war in Iraq enters its fifth year. Starting He is starting off the fifth year with $400 billion already spent foolishly, 3,200 soldiers and Marines killed, more than 50,000 wounded or injured and nothing in sight but more of the same.

Remember the fall of 2002 and the beginning of 2003? How fast and easy a cakewalk it would be? How Iraq oil revenues would pay most of the cost? How our troops would mostly be greeted as liberators with flowers and chocolates? How toppling Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship would trigger a democratic wave that would sweep the Middle East?

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Dallas Blog: Another Side on Bush Institute

March 24, 2007

Another Side on Bush Institute
Carolyn Barta
Dallas Blog
March 21, 2007

The SMU faculty discussion over the institute that will accompany the Bush Presidential Library is turning into a “she said, he said” debate. The latest is a “Dear Colleague” letter today from several political science/history professors saying the open letter sent out by a faculty group Tuesday, asking that the institute be totally separated from SMU, contained misrepresentations, unverifiable claims, and unwarranted assumptions. The new letter presents arguments in support of the institute’s connection to SMU, asserting that it will be a boon to intellectual life at SMU.

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