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August 27, 2005

Here In The Republican Party, We Only Know About Six Words Total

Cindy Sheehan is, of course, angry that Bush has been saying the Iraq war is a "noble cause."

This might make you wonder: what other presidents have used that exact term—"noble cause"—to describe what other wars?

Here's one:

Ronald Reagan accepted the endorsement of the Veterans of Foreign Wars today... Defending American motives in past and recent wars, Reagan called the Vietnam War "a noble cause"...

"Reagan: 'Peace Through Strength,'" Lou Cannon, Washington Post, Chicago, Aug. 18, 1980

(Reference via the excellent book On Bended Knee by Mark Hertsgaard.)

Posted at August 27, 2005 10:09 AM | TrackBack

Curses! I should have known not to tangle with someone only CyberHannity could vanquish.

Posted by: Harry at August 30, 2005 11:29 AM

Let this be a lesson to you and all your kind.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at August 30, 2005 12:07 PM