Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/02/23/Thomas_Ricks_The_Gamble Washington Post journalist Thomas Ricks predicts that the Bush administration will be judged harshly by history, especially for their use of torture. "I think George Bush ultimately will go down as, by far and away, the worst president this country ever had," says Ricks. ----- In his follow-up to the number-one New York Times best seller Fiasco, considered a definitive account of the Iraq invasion, Pulitzer Prize-winner Ricks delivers his second news-breaking installment of the Iraq war story. This depiction of the war since 2005 draws from hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top military officers, revealing that, though there may be a security plan in place, an exit strategy is still nowhere to be seen, says Ricks. -- The Commonwealth Club of California Thomas E. Ricks is a Washington Post Pentagon and military correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winner. Ricks lectures widely to the military and is a member of Harvard University's Senior Advisory Council on the Project on U.S. Civil-Military Relations. Ricks is the author of the bestselling books Making the Corps, A Soldier's Duty, and Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq.
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