Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

All the Way, Like LBJ

The New York Times has compared the 2005 rhetoric of George W. Bush versus that of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967:

LBJ: Be assured that the death of your son will have meaning, for I give you also my solemn pledge that our country will persist -- and will prevail -- in the cause for which your boy died.

GWB: These brave men and women gave their lives for a cause that is just and necessary for the security of our country, and now we will honor their sacrifice by completing their mission.


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