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Candid talk from the 43 president and his new book decision points to be released next week.
One of the big bombshells former president George W.
Bush admits he considered the possibility.
Of dropping Vice President Dick Cheney from the 2004 ticket.
Cheney reportedly offered to bow out in mid 2003.
But in the end Mr.
Bush kept him on -- It was a thought but it never came close to happen.
And I think part of the reason was that Cheney -- become a lightning rod and better to have him be the lightning rod on Iraq to have bush.
The former president also writes that he had a sickening feeling when he learned they were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq there's no question that at one time he had it.
It's unfortunate we weren't able to find.
So they had to do this this transference -- into.
A liberation movement for the Iraqi People.
It was a little bit of a stretch but you know with the -- he got away -- -- The New York Times has published several quotes from the book in which Mr.
Bush writes extensively about fourteen major decisions or clusters of decisions that shaped his life and presidency.
Including the moment he quit drinking it was honest it was right out of the box.
And he put on the table and I think that's important in the book Mr.
Bush also expresses regret for his slow response to Hurricane Katrina.
Think there are some who who said that the only reason why he didn't pay more attention to Katrina was because of the large population of African Americans.
In New Orleans I think that hurt him very much.
This book and the promotional tour for -- will be the first time the former president will be widely seen and heard from since he left office nearly two years ago.
In Washington Melanie Wilkes Fox News.
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