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.
Quote near end of Auletta interview.
Link to video of above iterview (near bottom of):

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

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