posted on Sep, 29 2003 @ 01:23 AM
To some, like father like son.
The opening two paras:
"The thesis of this book is simple: if George Bush were to be re- elected in November 1992 for a second term as the president of the United States,
this country and the rest of the world would face a catastrophe of gigantic proportions.
The necessity of writing this book became overwhelming in the minds of the authors in the wake of the ghastly slaughter of the Iraq war of
January-February 1991. That war was an act of savage and premeditated genocide on the part of Bush, undertaken in connivance with a clique in London
which has, in its historical continuity, represented both the worst enemy of the long-term interests of the American people, and the most implacable
adversary of the progress of the human species."
The material is completely biased as to Bush's character, and full of historical facts and a few fictions.
I woul rank it as just as useful as Esterhaus's best seller on Clinton, American Rhapsody, which I enjoyed.
The Bush book is a good good book, but who am I to argue with ilovepizza who promised in the topic title it was a great great book, then extended that
to a great great great book.
A little less like father like son (from Ch 24, New World Order):
The high tide of Bush's megalomania as the emperor of the new world order was perhaps reached at the United Nations in September. It was an
elaboration of the previous year's oration on the New World Order. First, Bush made clear what the developing sector could expect in the postwar
world: "The world has learned that free markets provide levels of prosperity, growth, and happiness that centrally planned economies can never
offer...Here in the chamber we hear about North-South problems. But free and open trade, including unfettered access to markets and credit, offer
developing countries the means of self-sufficiency and economic dignity." (bearing in mind of course, that the US in the entire period was as
protectionist as ever)
Bush then turned to the war of the coalition against Iraq which he celebrated as a "third historical breakthrough: international cooperation," a
"measured, principled, deliberate and courageous response to Saddam Hussein," and, most ominously, "a model for the collective settlement of
disputes." "And it is the United States view that we must keep the United Nations sanctions in place as long as [Saddam Hussein] remains in power."
"This is not to say-- and let me be clear on this one-- that we should punish the Iraqi people."