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Black Dog
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posted 13 January 2004 01:29 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
"No President has ever done more for human rights than I have."- George W. Bush

Click.

New Yorker interview with Ken Auletta

I'd like to see the actual article, but I'm not really all that surprised Bush would throw out a whopper like that. The man's arrogance is matched only by his ignorance.


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Briguy
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posted 14 January 2004 09:06 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
"No President has ever done more for human rights than I have."- George W. Bush

He's not wrong. Well, maybe Nixon. Have there been any other presidents who've set human rights further back than Nixon?


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'lance
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posted 14 January 2004 12:42 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Have there been any other presidents who've set human rights further back than Nixon?

Well, President Johnson oversaw three years of increasingly savage and indiscriminate warfare in Vietnam.

Then there was President Wilson, whose Attorney-General, with the help of a young J. Edgar Hoover, rounded up thousands of so-called Communists, socialists, and anarchists and held them without charge or trial.

And of course we can't forget President McKinley, first President to begin building an overseas empire in a serious way, on whose watch the US invaded the Philippines, with extreme prejudice.

But if we're talking violations of human rights on the grandest scale of all the Presidents... yes, I'd vote for Nixon.


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Briguy
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posted 14 January 2004 12:53 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'tis a hard choice. So many presidents have abused their position through history, to the detriment of humankind. Absolute power and all that.
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MacD
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posted 14 January 2004 01:35 PM      Profile for MacD     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't forget Truman... Hiroshima, Nagasaki; selling out WWII Vietnamese allies to appease deGaulle's imperial aspirations, and the consequences thereof...
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 14 January 2004 01:44 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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"No President has ever done more for human rights than I have."- George W. Bush

A trip to Ford's Theater seems in order.


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