January 13, 2004

Human Rights Giant

Did Bush really say that?

He didn't free the slaves.

He didn't rid the world of Hitler.

He didn't even - like his father - preside over the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

Yet George W. Bush tells New Yorker writer Ken Auletta: "No President has ever done more for human rights than I have."

I've got to find another reference to this. Delusions of grandeur, anyone?

[Update: Here is the actual source of the quote, thanks to Mike. Ken Auletta is the writer.]

Posted by James at January 13, 2004 4:09 PM
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Am I being blind? I don't see the quote, as presented here, in The New Yorker. (I read the article quickly and separately searched for "human" and "right" and didn't find it...)

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2004 6:34 PM

You're right. I pasted the wrong link. I've fixed it. It's http://www.newyorker.com/press/content/

Looks like that's a link that will go stale quickly, though.

Posted by: James at January 13, 2004 6:47 PM

Maybe he should have said "No American president has ever lied to his people as much as I have."

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 15, 2004 1:17 PM

here's a link to an interview with Ken Auletta by Bill Moyers from his program NOW that also gives the Bush quote.
Transcript:
http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript303_full.html
Quote near end of Auletta interview.
Link to video of above iterview (near bottom of):
http://www.pbs.org/now/thisweek/index_011604.html#

Posted by: pat at February 18, 2004 12:55 PM

Thanks!

Posted by: James at February 18, 2004 2:28 PM

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