American Experience

Neocons and Moderates

Clip: Season 32 Episode 4 | 3m 15s

President Bush's cabinet included Donald Rumsfeld, who brought with him a coterie of advisors known as “neoconservatives,” and moderates such as General Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice. “I don’t think President Bush intentionally went for a team of rivals,” deputy chief of staff Joshua Bolten said. “I think he went for a team of strong members and if that meant they were rivals, so be it.”

Aired: 05/04/20

Rating: NR

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