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How sobering decision led to invasion of Iraq

Published 09/11/2010 | 05:00

IT'S a truism that presidents get the memoirs they deserve. In 'Decision Points', George W Bush writes about his two terms in office much as he lived them -- somewhat offhandedly, almost as if writing about someone else.

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Bush prides himself on making "crisp and quick" decisions, and the book is organised around 14 important decisions, beginning with the one that made everything else possible -- the decision to quit drinking.

He recites a daily downing of bourbon, beer, B&B's (Benedictine and brandy) and martinis, out on the town or in his house while his family was sleeping, that would render a man twice his size blotto.

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