'If you knew what we know ...'
flags a good op-ed piece by Gary Wills
on the militarization of the presidency. All recent presidents and presidential candidates have played up their warrior credentials. But this adminitration has taken it to new heights. Sadly, some in the media have assisted in the glorification. Bob Woodward's 'Plan of Attack'
and 'Bush at War'
come across as versions of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels ('Debt of Honor'
) -- and, with publication of 'State of Denial,'
they're rendered to the dustbin of fiction like Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels. ... A fascinating, though at times infuriating, look at the current administration can be found in Kevin Phillips' 'American Dynaty,'
which delves deeply into the military-industrial-complex background of the Bush family. ...