Yardley on W’s memoirs: “Bush wants to clean up the record on Iraq, Afghanistan, stem-cell  research, Katrina and all the other major controversies that shaped, and  bedeviled, his administration. This is understandable. No one who has  been at the very epicenter of world affairs for a full eight years wants  to be judged unkindly by history, to which in the end every president  turns his attention and his hopes. It’s a pity, though, that in the  process of presenting himself before the bar of history he didn’t make a  good book out of it. In the light of precedent, that was to be  expected.”

Yardley on W’s memoirs: “Bush wants to clean up the record on Iraq, Afghanistan, stem-cell research, Katrina and all the other major controversies that shaped, and bedeviled, his administration. This is understandable. No one who has been at the very epicenter of world affairs for a full eight years wants to be judged unkindly by history, to which in the end every president turns his attention and his hopes. It’s a pity, though, that in the process of presenting himself before the bar of history he didn’t make a good book out of it. In the light of precedent, that was to be expected.”

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