Let’s see now. What is strategy?
Bush cites book after book that influenced his thinking in the White House.
The Bible, for one, and he quotes Lincoln, who called it “the best gift God has given to man.”
After 9/11, he thought of Lincoln’s declaration that the battle between freedom and tyranny was “an issue which can only be tried by war, and decided by victory”—words, he says, that framed his policy toward the war on terror.