Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Two Georges

I have talked before about what I consider the immoral funding of the Republican adventure in Iraq. Today Ruth Marcus covers the topic well.
Confronting the debt amassed during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was determined to pay it off, warning against "ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear." Confronting the enormous costs about to be piled up in Iraq, George Bush determined to press for new tax cuts -- not just "little bitty tax relief," as he put it, but hundreds of billions more.
Do you think Barack or John is closest to George Washington on this issue?
Who is closer to George Bush?

Read the whole article here.

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