It took them a while, but a magazine (TIME, in this case) finally published a detailed account of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’s final days in office. It’s a good read, especially because the relationship between the two men deteriorated tremendously in those last hours of the Bush 43 administration.
The reason? Scooter Libby. Cheney wanted Bush to pardon his aide, Bush believed Libby should serve out his time. He committed a crime, Bush seemingly believed, he should do the time. That’s life, and that’s personal responsibility.
Cheney, on the other hand, believed the war on terrorism could still become their main (positive) legacy… if they’d do everything necessary to ‘protect those who fought (this war) in the trenches,’ at least.
And that’s where Bush disagreed. Read the entire article.
My short take on it: Bush made the right decision, and Time should publish a follow-up with more information about the relationship between the former president and his VP.