And this is by a Bush supporter, who wrote an authorized profile of the President. Former SecDef Rumsfeld does not come across ... well. But I don't think it's quite the scathing indictment other people are treating it as, either.
In fact, he comes across as a human being dealing with enormous power and responsibility within a complex system and letting his flaws consume him. Which was always what amused me during the whole "These people know what they're doing" days -- the entire country's based around the idea that you don't trust the bastards in charge. Ever. Even when we're wrong, the onus is on them to prove they're right.
Why? Because they have the power to break the world.
End of day, the one you have to admire is Jessica Lynch. One one hand, she debunked the myth of her own heroism. On the other, she took the $1,00,000 check for the book. I kind of like that level of spunky pragmatism.
On the other other hand, where the fuck is Lori Piestewa's statue?