What Bush's Body Language Means

The President's assertive words yield an aggressive posture

The President is standing face to face with NBC's Matt Lauer by the immaculate oak desk in the Oval Office, jabbing emphatically toward the Today anchorman's chest and insisting, "My job is to protect this country, Matt. And it gets second-guessed all the time by people who don't live in the United States." Lauer has interviewed Bush several times, and they have a convivial relationship, bonding about golf and bikes during breaks in the taping. But at the moment, Lauer is pressing the President on the legality of the CIA's secret detention program for accused terrorists. Lauer holds his ground on...

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