A Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist teams up with a noted political commentator. For everyone who loves to hate the Bush administration and is ready to laugh about it! Ambushed! recounts the exploits of the Bush administration, at home and abroad, 2001 to 2008, through the lens of a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Miami Herald and the analysis of a leading political scientist at Boston University and Harvard University. The book begins with the ways in which American voters were ambushed in two presidential elections and ranges widely among the ensuing disasters from Enron to Katrina to the budget deficit to the economy and finally to the "global war on terror" that lost America many friends and inspired enemies worldwide. Contrasting the Bush administration's lofty promises with its policy failures-from Baghdad to New Orleans-the book suggests that this has been not only the least effective but the most destructive presidency of the past century.

chapter 1|10 pages

The Bush Gang

chapter 2|12 pages

Campaigns & Elections

chapter 3|16 pages

The Politics of Wealth

chapter 4|12 pages

Faith, Education, & Science

chapter 5|18 pages

Health of the Nation

chapter 6|14 pages

Energy & the Environment

chapter 7|14 pages

Secrets of State

chapter 8|20 pages

Homeland Insecurity

chapter 9|20 pages

The War in Iraq

chapter 10|12 pages

The Politics of Torture

chapter 11|16 pages


chapter 12|14 pages

The Bush Doctrine

chapter 13|22 pages

The Bush Legacy