Scowcroft on Bush

Fascinating New Yorker interview with Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to Bush 41. I wonder how the author, Jeffrey Goldberg, gets this degree of access: he’s apparently emailing back and forth with Bush 41, having coffee with Colin Powell, and engaging in frank discussion with Scowcroft for a significant period of time. This sort of reporting is the antithesis of what you see in most newspapers, where the reporter probably spends no more than a few hours piecing together information that is widely available. This is also consistent with everything I’ve seen in the New Yorker for the past few months I’ve been subscribing—high quality writing and primary source information that you won’t pick up just from reading blogs.

In any case, it’s interesting to see all these conservative ideologues from the Reagan-Bush era turn on the neoconservatives. If Brent Scowcroft thinks the war in Iraq is misguided, does the current administration have any hope at all?


  1. Steve Laniel Jan 28

    You mean “Bush 41”.

  2. Adam Rosi-Kessel Jan 28

    Yes, thanks, fixed.

  3. Anonymous Jan 28

    Brooks and Scowcroft

  4. Anonymous Jan 28

    Brooks and Scowcroft

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