He had the type of access to Bush that journalists would kill for and it resulted in a bunch of books about his Presidency that weren’t necessarily flattering.
Still, that doesn’t mean Bush’s presidency will be a failure…
Personally, I don’t think Iraqi democratization will ultimately turn out the way Bush and company said it would. Because my guess is that Iraq and Iran will form a political coalition and Iraq will seek to legitimize Iran’s nuclear program so down the road they can build their own nuclear program.
Because, like it or not, nuclear energy is clean and it’s the only way these Middle Eastern countries will survive after the oil runs out eventually. That will be the argument. That it’s actually a stabilizing force in the region. And Russia and China will obviously side with Iraq and Iran because they need access to oil so they can build up their infrastructures to compete with America.