These are the answers to the quiz on March 23. Each statement is followed by it’s author.
Scroll down if you want to test your knowledge of what those who know Bush best, his fellow conservatives, think of his administration. (Links are provided to the source, exccept when it was the NY Times, due to timesselect)
A: On the lack of serious analysis in the administration, he described the development of policy initiatives as "born from a kind of immaculate conception, with no mother or father to claim parentage."
6. Bruce Bartlett, Author, Served in the Treasury Department of Regan and Bush I (Quote from the N.Y. Times Book Review of Bartlett's Impostor)
B: The invasion of Iraq was "the greatest strategic blunder in 40 years."
10.Pat Buchanan, Editor "The American Conservative," TV-Pundit (Quote from NY Times review of his book, Where the Right went Wrong)
C: "One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed."
2. William F. Buckley, Jr.,Columnist, Founder of The National Review
D: "Bureaucratic tribalism... rose to poisonous levels in Bush's first term. Team loyalty trumped open-minded discussion."
5. Francis Fukuyama, a neo-con, Teaches at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (NY Times Feb 19)
E: We handed over sovereignty and since then the death of U.S.troops is up by a
third. In February production of electricity hit a three year low. "This is not working."
4. George F. Will, Op-Ed Columnist, The Washington Post. (Appearance on Stephanopolus March 12,2006)
F: In Bush's White House "I heard many, many staff discussions, but not three meaningful, substantive policy discussions."
7. John DiIulio, Former Director of Faith Based Initiatives for George W. Bush
G: "we have the most powerful vice president in American history ... someone full of venom for critics and anyone who does not support his warmongering."
11. James Bovard, Pundit, Neo-Con, Writer at The American Conservative
H: "it's a fundamentalist church with some huge bribes for business interests on the side, leveraged by massive debts. So all criticism is disloyalty; and disloyalty is heresy. The facts don't matter. Obey the pastor. Or be damned."
3. Andrew Sullivan,Conservative Blogger with Time Magazine (His post of 3/19)
I: "I think our involvement there has destabilized the Middle East. And the longer we stay there, I think the further destabilization will occur."
8. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
J: In meetings, Bush "was like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection."
1. . Paul O'Neil, Former Secretary of the Treasury, under George H. Bush
K: "we have not had a serious three-year effort to fight a war in Iraq."
9. Bill Kristol, Editor of The Weekly Standard, Fox News Commentator, (Quote from his appearance on Fox News Sunday, March 19)