Monday, February 19, 2007


You gotta give it to the guy, he's got the nerve of a canal pony.

George Bush likes to summon up the ghost of Harry Truman, making plainly tortured comparisons between himself and the man from Missouri.

Now, the Washington Post reports, he's comparing his Global War Without End on Terror to America's Revolutionary War:

"Standing before the Mount Vernon mansion and sharing the stage with an actor dressed as Gen. George Washington, Bush said Washington's Revolutionary War leadership inspired generations of Americans "to stand for freedom in their own time."

"'Today, we're fighting a new war to defend our liberty and our people and our way of life. And as we work to advance the cause of freedom around the world, we remember that the father of our country believed that the freedoms we secured in our revolution were not meant for Americans alone,' Bush said.

"He once wrote, 'My best wishes are irresistibly excited whensoever in any country I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of freedom,"' Bush said."

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