Monday, July 2, 2007

Book Review: "Never Again" by John Ashcroft

John Ashcroft served as Attorney General during President George W. Bush's first term. This book is an overview of the time period from his heartbreaking loss in the 2000 Missouri Senate race until the completion of his time as AG in 2005.

The book is essentially a defense of his time in office, a time during which he received vast amounts of negative publicity, nearly all of it undeserved. It also includes his views on the ongoing War on Terror and a variety of other relevant subjects.

Ashcroft did a great job as our nation's Attorney General. This book shows the world from his point of view, a perspective rarely appreciated in the media portrayal of his time in office. If you want to learn anything about his tenure or the significant legal events of President Bush's first term, you should read this book. It is not a difficult read, nor is it particularly scholarly—it gets right to the point.

Interesting bit of trivia: Dr. John Ashcroft received an honorary doctorate degree from Bob Jones University in 1999, on the same day I received my M.S. degree, for his leadership and stand in Congress during the period of President Clinton's impeachment.

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