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Media Gaffes

President Bush shone when he met voters in person, but that was not the case on television

Criticism and Hurricane Katrina

President Bush was criticized for his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Financial Crisis

President Bush confronted the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Neocons and Moderates

President Bush assembled a team of rivals to form his cabinet.

The Weapons of Mass Destruction

Did the Bush administration mislead the public to go to war?

Saddam Hussein

President Bush was dissatisfied with Bin Laden’s escape and the collapse of the Taliban.

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

President Bush was shaken when torture was revealed at Abu Ghraib.

The Surge of Troops in Iraq

To sell the surge to America, President Bush took a rare step — admit his mistake.

The Fighter Pilot

To avoid combat in Vietnam, George W. Bush joined the 147th Texas Air National Guard.

Occupying Iraq

Within weeks after the U.S. took Baghdad, Iraq ground to a halt and became a free-for-all.

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