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Sunday, April 28, 2013

The brilliant John Le Carre', on the nightmare that was President George W. Bush

From The New York Times Magazine  article from a week ago, John le Carré Has Not Mellowed With Age

(John) Le Carré has the distinction of being among Bush 43’s earliest antagonists. In January 2003, when many of the world’s prominent journalists and writers were falling in line behind the decision to overthrow Saddam Hussein, le Carré published a jeremiad in The Times of London with the headline “The United States of America Has Gone Mad.”
“How Bush and his junta succeeded in deflecting America’s anger from bin Laden to Saddam Hussein,” he wrote, “is one of the great public relations conjuring tricks of history.”

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