The Family - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

Kitty Kelley
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The early days of George W. Bush's first term in office are marred by problems. In playing to his conservative base, Bush launches many initiatives against abortion and stem cell research. The tide turns quickly after the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Though Bush initially reacts slowly and without focus, he gains momentum as he participates in planning the reaction of the United States to the terrorist attacks. His first task is his invasion of Afghanistan, which is supported by the international community. Secondly, he pursues Saddam Hussein in Iraq, an action that does not meet with the same international approval. Nevertheless, Bush moves forward, urged on by his belief that he has been chosen for this role by God. He works diligently to show the war as a positive outcome for democracy and the fight against terrorism. During 2004, he makes a...

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