As the Bush presidency draws to a close, and in the lead-up to the new Oliver Stone film W, Slate presents a conversation with Oliver Stone, Bob Woodward, Ron Suskind and Jacob Weisberg.

“Bush was not so much a victim of circumstances and birth order—or of bad advice from ambitious advisers—as he seems in W. He knew more than he’s letting on. He made choices of his own free will. And in the fullness of time, he’ll be held responsible for his actions, as history eventually demands of all presidents.”

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