Bush’s War: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Leadership 1. Presidential Leadership The invasion of Iraq and the ensuing controversy is more than just a question of foreign policy alone, much of how it is viewed is tainted through the obfuscating prism of domestic politics. The ultimate historical judgment as to the propriety of this military adventure may not be fully adjudicated for decades, however it is still a hotly contested political debate that can divide the most pleasant of gatherings into a fierce partisan debate. In viewing the Frontline production of Bush’s War it was evident from the onset that there was a clear decision on the part of the Bush Administration that Iraq was a clear adversary in the nation’s conflict...The end:
.....sonal disagreements. It did take a certain degree of leadership to control such a group of opinionated individuals, and equally strong leadership to ultimately dismiss then when they failed to serve the interests of the administration. Works Cited “Bush’s War.” Frontline. By Michael Kirk. Public Broadcasting Company. March 28, 2008. Mason, David. The End of the American Century. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2009. Sanger, David. The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2009. Wittkopf, Eugene, Jones, Christopher and Kegly, Charles. American Foreign Policy: Pattern and Process (7th Edition). Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2007.