The Legacy of George W Bush

The Legacy of George W Bush


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President George W Bush's legacy was always going to be controversial.

The manner in which he took office deeply split America and his response to 9/11 divided world opinion.

The BBC's North America Editor, Justin Webb, presents this two-part series looking into how George Bush will be remembered.

Part One

September the 11th 2001, has become one of the most significant moments in modern history.

In the first part of this documentary, Justin Webb investigates how this terrorist attack changed American foreign policy and defined Bush's legacy forever.

President Bush's efforts to keep America safe led to invasions in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Saddam Hussein was captured and sentenced to death and yet the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden remain unknown.

Bush's supporters argue that he has kept America safe, as there have been no subsequent attacks since 9/11.

Yet, his critics feel that he has exacerbated the problem and went to war on the basis of a lie.

George Bush has served the US for eight years in some of the worst times America has ever known.

Join Justin Webb as he hears from current and former world leaders, senior White House staffers, diplomats and others who worked with and sometimes against President Bush.

First broadcast Monday 19th January 2008.

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