Lincoln 1860

Lincoln 1860

Friday, January 4, 2008

Spinning Bush Into Lincoln

Today's Washington Post contains an op-ed piece from Michael Gerson which claims that Democrats are in denial about Iraq. Mr. Gerson was the chief speech writer for George W. Bush until 2006, at which time he joined the editorial board of the Post.

As many other Bush supporters are doing these days, Mr. Gerson tries to desperately spin President Bush into near Lincolnesque proportions by claiming that Bush has found his "General Grant" in General Petraeus. He cites figures (which are accurate) which imply on the surface that Iraq is becoming safer for U.S. troops, other coalition forces, and Iraqi civilians.

Of course, Mr. Gerson conveniently leaves out the fact that 2007 was the deadliest year yet in Iraq for U.S. forces.

This isn't the only article which claims Bush has found his General Grant. Only time will tell if he has, but trying to imply that Bush is just like Lincoln is comical in the least. Big difference is that Lincoln had a war thrust upon him while George W. Bush chose to launch one.

Of course, that won't stop the Bushies from trying to equate their hero to Lincoln.

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