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I've got us as well everybody that this man CNN does -- need an introduction.
The president of the United States George W.
-- -- So everybody knows our relationship right she was my Press Secretary.
During the presidency which is a very difficult job she has to go.
On a daily basis deal with one of the great freedoms we have which is -- freedom of the press there.
Question and hold people to account and since I didn't want to talk to the press and raise your bases and he's somebody capable of doing it.
As Dana was the sole.
Pleasure in my life so I have a book decision points and this one right here that's all -- viewers here.
-- -- When President Bush wrote the book I had the pleasure of doing the book tour and the publicity and I have a book that looks just like this because it's such an excellent re.
And -- you guys just read it.
I thought I would have President Bush tell a story.
About you remember in the Rose Garden.
When you said I'm the decide.
I know the speculation.
But I'm the decider.
And the press -- and they would love to look around and think it's not a word you know it is aware and a strong one and I remember that moment.
That moment then not too long after that when you're thinking about the book and -- would set it up about.
Fourteen decisions because you said the presidency is a decision making experience.
I wrote the book.
As a data point for future historians.
And I wrote the book as a way for people to really have made the decisions and made his prison.
See I don't believe you can possibly.
Are accurately judge the record of any administration to there's been enough time.
Do it so that historians can analyze whether or not the decisions you made our pact for -- And the -- wrote this book as.
As a way to end of my presidency.
To have a dialogue with interested citizenry and the data point for somebody -- -- We knew right and first -- in the personnel chapter so what part of part of leadership as you can't put together a team.
What if as they going to there.
With the most important quality look for.
And so when you're gonna bring -- -- your putting together team and you're the head of the team the first thing is you got to recognize your own limitations.
You know what you don't know.
A lot of times people I guess for -- get to be powerful people think that everything otherwise it would be powerful right now.
And so step one in putting the other team is recognize your own weaknesses and find people.
They did it for me for example.
Secondly is to no.
For which -- looking about.
What you expect of the person knows you can't just hire somebody -- you know.
-- -- and the tasks that you want that person fulfill them fully understand the nature of the job thirdly.
I always -- people look at life.
I think it's a sign somebody takes themselves.
Lightly enough to be able to fit into a group of people -- got a common cause.
Most of the people in this room at this table.
-- what you -- in first grade when 9/11 happened second grade.
You've -- -- shadow on 9/11 in the decisions that over put in place afterwards to help keep us safe.
And I thought Mr.
President that you could talk to him about.
What it was like to try to combination.
Figure out a way to protect the country's national security without intruding on the freedoms that we all enjoy how did you balance -- the first.
Decision on com was made in the classroom.
I was in the classroom.
May be just a little bitterness and for the -- TV cameras and point and a lot.
I was everywhere you go you'll see.
I mean is a huge press contingent coming to the opening in the library.
And when we -- president will be there and when he travels there's a lot of care.
So the first decision -- made after Andy card whispered in my ear America's under attack.
Was -- project call.
Because if -- leader of an organization.
In any -- shows panic.
Followers -- panic.
And in my case and the nation was watching.
They -- watching live -- this important time they're gonna wanna know.
-- the president react and my instincts kicked -- I had enough experience as governor of Texas to know that.
The second thing people wanted to know was.
They want to see resolve.
And -- words are resolved.
At that moment to do everything within my power and within the law to protect the country -- -- The most important job the president is protect.
The country that she resolved.
There's a lot of other issues that we had to -- was one of which was religious bigotry.
Was it a deep concern of mine is that people would blame.
You know Muslim faith and -- went to a mosque.
Shortly after 9/11 to send a signal that we cannot lose our values.
In the midst of human tragedy -- is right it what we were very careful.
Not -- -- -- civil liberties.
There's a big debate about whether or not you know some decisions I made.
-- civil liberties.
And in the book -- address those plainly and if you draw their own conclusion 9/11 was it.
Very dramatic event the exhibit in the museum.
He is unbelievably powerful.
And it should be it should be powerful.
Because it's a reminder of some truths one of which is that evil exists.
I -- services -- I think -- And we witnessed first hand -- the murder of innocent people -- Secondly the human condition elsewhere matters to the national security the United States.
In other words if there's hopelessness around the world and we ought to be concerned about that.
We faced an enemy that can only recruit hopeless people in the -- pretty hopeless -- should be a suicide bomber.
Is powerful so partners it it's I want people to understand the lessons.
Involved in 9/11.
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