By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
As George W. Bush continues to pen the book on his presidency, friends say that his goal is to focus on 10 to 12 of his most controversial decisions and provide the background that will prove he was right at the time. "As he researches and reviews meeting notes, he plans to provide the context of what was happening when he was deciding," says a friend. Take the deficit as an example. Yes, he expanded it. But the prez wants to explain that 9/11 and the wars that followed required it and that he wasn't on some drunken spending binge. The book is due out in the fall of 2010.
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