Was George Bush a Sleeper?

'Bush’s actions as president did much more for Iran’s interests in the Middle East than for those of the United States.'

Embassy photo: Sam Garcia
Former US president George W. Bush during a 2007 visit to Montebello, Que.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Friday, 09/02/2011 12:00 am EDT

In spy talk, a "sleeper" is somebody who lives his life in the target country, keeping his nose clean and climbing up the ranks of the local hierarchy, until he reaches a position in which he can be of great service to his true employers abroad. It’s time to inquire if that description fits former US president George W. Bush.

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