Thursday, December 30, 2004

In the footsteps of FDR, Truman, JFK...

"The advance of freedom is the calling of our time," President Bush said last fall in an address to the National Endowment for Democracy. "As in Europe, as in Asia, as in every region of the world, the advance of freedom leads to peace." The President's in good company (surprise: prominent dead Democrats), according to Jeff Jacoby. Read his opinion piece in the Boston Globe here.


Blogger Garry Wilmore said...

Jacoby, too, is always good. I had been thinking along those lines for some time; and in fact, although I sometimes hear Bush compared to Reagan, I believe a comparison to Truman is far more apt. Like Truman, Bush is a blunt-talking, no-nonsense type, principled and feisty, and badly underestimated by most of the opinionmakers of his day. Both men won election victories against substantial odds, adhering all the while to positions and policies that were generally unpopular. Incidentally, it is perhaps no coincidence that Truman happens to be one of my favorite Presidents.

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