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The Bush administration's specific failures -- in foreign and domestic policy and on matters related to civil liberties -- are clear enough. Yet the deeper cause of the public's disaffection goes beyond these specifics.

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Remember that long-ago news conference when George W. Bush couldn't think of any mistakes he had made? Unbelievably, he still can't.

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The world is far more complex than our childish vision of good and evil. We as a nation and a culture have no monopoly on virtue. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when viewed from the receiving end, are state-sponsored acts of terrorism.

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It was nothing Bush did -- no decision he made, no policy he pursued, no faith that he placed in ideological dogma -- that he finds regrettable. Bush told a cable network, "I regret saying some things I shouldn't have said" over the course of eight tumultuous years.

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How far was Dick Cheney (above) willing to go to get his war in Iraq? Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, quoted in Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman's new book, says the vice president hoodwinked him during a one-on-one meeting in the Capitol.

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According to Ron Suskind, former Wall Street Journal reporter and best-selling Bush critic, the White House ordered the CIA to fabricate evidence linking Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida and knew before the invasion that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. The White House denies the allegations, published in Suskind's new book, "The Way of the World."

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The war is over for now in Sahar al-Jawari's Baghdad neighborhood, but life is still a struggle. An American soldier encourages her not to be pessimistic, but it's hard to look on the bright side while supporting a family by selling off your jewelry.

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Hey, Chris Matthews, what's the French word for shower? Jon Stewart takes stock of the media coverage from last week's West Virginia Democratic primary, wherein it was established that Barack Obama may not be the Mountain State's "kind of guy," and pits Matthews against Clinton campaign chair Terry McAuliffe in a good ol' fashioned "Douche Off."

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