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Dec 27, 2003 1:43 am


MARY BETH NORTON ON RUMSFELD'S "FRACTURED FAIRY TALES" HISTORY OF THE 1780S



Mary Beth Norton had an excellent op-ed in Saturday's NYT about Rumsfeld's ridiculous assertion that the violence in Iraq is like the U.S. in the 1780s.

If you recall, I posted on it the day after Rumsfeld made the remarks. I'm glad to see confirmation that I was right about it. As I said at the time, it's not my area of expertise after all.

I like the way she closes the piece:

As part of his education package, President Bush has proposed an initiative to improve the teaching of American history in the public schools. I wonder if his secretary of defense might benefit from a refresher on the revolutionary era.
Nice shot, eh?

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