Friday, July 06, 2007

Halberstam Excoriates Bush From Beyond The Grave

David Halberstam was working on a book about the Busheviks when he was killed in a freak traffic accident earlier this year. TruthOut.Org has Halbertam's last essay for Vanity Fair:
The History Boys
In the twilight of his presidency, George W. Bush and his inner circle have been feeding the press with historical parallels: he is Harry Truman—unpopular, besieged, yet ultimately to be vindicated—while Iraq under Saddam was Europe held by Hitler. To a serious student of the past, that's preposterous. Writing just before his untimely death, David Halberstam asserts that Bush's "history," like his war, is based on wishful thinking, arrogance, and a total disdain for the facts.
by David Halberstam August 2007

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's biblical, you know, that when all are reviling you it's okay because the Word is what you heard from those voices. sorry, there's no way reason is going to sneak into that pattern

from Ruth