On the contrary, the government's various parts brought their favorite recipes up through an inter-agency process that, in this Administration, culminated in what National security Adviser Condoleezza Rice called "bridging proposals." (Given the "this but also its opposite" character of the "bridging proposals," the substance was inherently elusive.) At any rate, neither Feith's book any more than Woodward's three gives reason to believe that Bush understood or cared about the substance of what he was approving, certainly not to the extent of demanding that his subordinates stick to the decisions made.\n From Bush on down, the U.S. government's position before, during, and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq was and remains that Iraq belongs to the Iraqis and that the U.S. role in Iraq is about "liberation, not occupation."
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