Your posit there and that link are so much more plausible than W ever being at the front of anything so complicated and nefarious as international intrigue.
He was (like it or not) more of a truly citizen president with plenty of flaws, but most of his life he was deemed to be pretty much the all around “good old boy”, Texas style.
I'm with you, but time will tell.
At the memorial service, whatever seemed shocking or surprising to Yeb! and Laura didn't seem to surprise or shock W.