transdada

poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I Wrote Bush's War Words -- In 1965
by Daniel Ellsberg


President Bush's explanation Tuesday night for staying the course in Iraq evoked in me a sense of familiarity, but not nostalgia. I had heard virtually all of his themes before, almost word for word, in speeches delivered by three presidents I worked for: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. Not with pride, I recognized that I had proposed some of those very words myself.

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