Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Bush is a revisionist historian
By now you’ve all seen this quote.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - President Bush countered those questioning his justification for the invasion of Iraq on Monday, dismissing "revisionist historians" and saying Washington acted to counter a persistent threat.

"Now there are some who would like to rewrite history; revisionist historians is what I like to call them," Bush said in a speech to New Jersey business leaders.

Referring to the ousted Iraqi president, Bush said, "Saddam Hussein as a threat to America and the free world in '91, in '98, in 2003. He continually ignored the demands of the free world, so the United States and friends and allies acted."

I’m interested in those dates he mentions. Let’s see, ’91 was daddy Bush and friends and allies justly acting to stop the Saddamist threat and ’03 was junior Bush and friends and allies justly acting to stop the Saddamist threat. Now what was ’98? That must have been Clinton doing something. He couldn’t have been wagging-the-dog to distract the public from his impeachment woes—only a revisionist cad would suggest such a thing. He must have been justly acting, with friends and allies of course, to stop the Saddamist threat. I never realized that Bush was such an admirer of Clinton’s foreign policy or that he saw himself as carrying on the same policies.

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