George W. Bush and secretary of defense —93 in the administration of Pres. George H. He was born in Nebraska and grew up in Casper , Wyoming. He entered Yale University in but failed to graduate. On August 29, , he married Lynne Vincent.
Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?
How George W Bush crafted a social distancing plan - and why it was ignored by the US and Britain
What did the Bush administration hope to get out of the war? His nuclear capabilities, especially, were deemed sufficiently alarming to incite the war. There is a major problem with this thesis: there is no evidence for it, beyond the words of the Bush officials themselves. And since we know the administration was engaged in a widespread campaign of deception and propaganda in the run-up to the Iraq war, there is little reason to believe them. Rather, the Bush administration invaded Iraq for its demonstration effect. A quick and decisive victory in the heart of the Arab world would send a message to all countries, especially to recalcitrant regimes such as Syria, Libya, Iran, or North Korea, that American hegemony was here to stay. These hypotheticals were catalysed into reality by September 11, when symbols of American military and economic dominance were destroyed.
The worst of times: Bush's environmental legacy examined
That first session of regular classes was financed by student fees and a grant from the Highland Society of Scotland at Edinburgh,  of which John Barclay was a director. Mary Dick, William's elder sister, was reputed to have been instrumental, from the early days, in the administration of the school. Although an autonomous institution, the students also attended the lectures in human medicine at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. William lived adjacent at 15 Clyde Street.
The document released by the White House to commemorate George Bush's exit from the most powerful job on the planet describes a president who spent much of the last eight years as a careful steward of the planet. They see the Bush years as a concerted assault, from the administration's undermining of the science on climate change to its dismantling of environmental safeguards to its support for mining and oil interests. We're excited just to push the reset button. The tone was set in the first days when Bush reneged on a campaign promise to regulate carbon dioxide from coal-burning power plants, the biggest contributors to global warming. Days later, the White House announced that America would not implement the Kyoto global climate change treaty.