Feb 21, 2007

George Bush compares himself to George Washington

Slate's Fred Kaplan has a nice little story today picking apart four recent Bush quotes. I particularly enjoyed the reaction to Bush's contention that he is a latter-day Washington and Iraq is his Revolutionary War:

"George Washington's long struggle for freedom has also 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."

On Feb. 19, to celebrate George Washington's birthday, President Bush gave a speech at Mount Vernon comparing himself to the father of our country and the Iraqi war to the Revolutionary War.

In the past, George W. Bush has likened himself to Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.

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