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Archive: The Bush-Cheney Legacy

Report: Cheney 'Furious' that Bush Wouldn't Pardon Scooter Libby

Former President George W. Bush refused to pardon former vice-presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby as he was set to leave office, despite a last-gasp plea by his No. 2, Dick Cheney.

By Derek Kravitz | February 17, 2009; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (1)

Bush's Legacy: Financial Crisis

A final bookend to President Bush's two terms in office is the nation's financial crisis, a mammoth recession on Wall Street that began with a nationwide mortgage meltdown and has erupted into the worst recession in the United States in more than 80 years.

By Derek Kravitz | January 16, 2009; 08:14 PM ET | Comments (7)

Hurricane Katrina and Bush's Legacy

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people and leaving the city of New Orleans a shell of its former self. The deadly natural disaster also damaged President Bush's administration, with critics hammering the slow government response and sending Bush's poll numbers falling.

By Derek Kravitz | January 15, 2009; 05:55 PM ET | Comments (4)

How 9/11 Changed the Quest for Intelligence

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney "believed another attack was very likely imminent," says Barton Gellman, the author of the Cheney book, "Angler." Intelligence gathering and the use of wiretaps and torture to glean information about suspected terrorists has become a dominant, running theme over the course of Bush's presidency.

By Derek Kravitz | January 14, 2009; 02:51 PM ET | Comments (1)

Bush's Legacy in Iraq

More than any other single incident -- foreign intelligence gathering, secret prisons, wiretapping, the treatment of suspected terrorists, Hurricane Katrina or the economy -- President Bush will be defined by the five-year-old Iraq War, experts and historians contend.

By Derek Kravitz | January 13, 2009; 07:01 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Bush Legacy Debate Begins

With only eight days left in office, George W. Bush is looking back. And so is The Post. All week, Post Investigations will examine the president's eight years in office, from the Iraq war to Katrina, from intelligence gathering after Sept. 11 to the financial meltdown. Expert opinion from The Post's Bob Woodward and Bart Gellman, along with relevant links to past coverage and commentary, will be included.

By Derek Kravitz | January 12, 2009; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (3)


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