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Nov 8th, 2010

Summary: Matt Lauer interviews former President George W. Bush on NBC’s “Today” show to discuss Bush’s memoir, “Decision Points” … Psychological profile of George W. Bush by Aubrey Immelman of the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on November 8, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that a suicide bomber had blown himself up in a market in northwest Pakistan killing 12 people, including the mayor, who had turned against the Taliban; and that two U.S. pilots had been killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq.

Mar 7th, 2009

Summary: With the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq in sight, the cost of leaving is now measured in financial, logistical, and — above all — political terms. The U.S. withdrawal from Iraq will cost hundreds of billions of dollars. … March 2009 update of key facts, figures, and statistics on Iraq since the war began in March 2003. … The Pentagon reports that up to 18 deaths of soldiers in February 2008 may have been suicides.