Better Bush Book Cover?

James Bovard, November 09, 2010

The Washington Post had a giant version of the cover of Bush’s DECISION POINT in its Style section yesterday. Bush is trying to look solemn but I suspect he is going to a baseball game.

I think this photo I took at a January 2007 antiwar DC demo would have provided a much more captivating cover. And it would have boosted the book’s sales to the kind of folks I know.

The sign – “What’s good for the goose….. gandar” – refers to the recent hanging of Saddam Hussein had been hung after a kangaroo trial. (Saddam was guilty as hell of many things, but the trial process was a disgrace to the United States and to Iraq). The Bush administration was in such a sweat to use the Saddam trial to influence the US congressional midterm elections that the Iraqi government announced Hussein’s sentence – death by hanging – even before they had officially released the sentence (which was not released until after the US election).

The artist’s representation of George Bush could have been better, but so could the photograph itself.




5 Responses to “Better Bush Book Cover?”

  1. He can write all the books he wants. History will be his judge. And it will judge him very harshly.

  2. Title needs minor change PE'CISION PO'IN
    Spell check doesn't like it :^/

  3. Another tragedy that can be laid on Bush's feet is the destruction of the historic Christian community in Iraq. Patrick Buchanan wrote a great article about this a few days ago, but don't expect to see it on Antiwar.com though.

  4. I like Joseph Wilson's title for Bush's book: Deception Points.

  5. Everyone writes a book …you know , for posterity's sake ..