The iconic image of the American cowboy is a dominant symbol in American culture today, and it is a central theme in this book. George W. Bush adopted that cowboy image as a key part of his presidential personality, and he used the ideology inherent in that image to pursue what was one of the most catastrophic geopolitical blunders in recent history, the invasion of Iraq. This book details the striking analogy between the values portrayed in the five most popular cowboy movies of the last fifty years and the values that drove the Bush decision to invade Iraq.The lies that Bush used to convince Americans of the need for this fiasco of a war are revealed in detail. The connection between the Bush regime and the menacing military-industrial complex is described. Finally, this book strips the cowboy facade from this failed president, meticulously analyzing a presidential personality that is devoid of character. Over one million lives, including the lives of over 200,000 innocent civilians, were destroyed in this brutal war, as four million refuges from the horror in Iraq struggled to create new lives. This is the legacy of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America.