Monday, June 20, 2005

War as a means of building domestic political capital

Interviews with a former Bush ghost-writer confirm that before 9/11--even before the 2000 political campaign--Bush the younger was seeking any or all justifications for war, believing that only through war could he build domestic political capital and be seen as a "great president."

Of course, that's always been a strategy for US presidents: everybody from Andrew Jackson to Richard Nixon has treated war as a "win-win" political option.

It's contemptible nevertheless. See here, and then hold your Congressional representatives responsible.

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