Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rewriting History

At least, that's what Independent senator Bernie Sanders is trying to do, asking the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery to change the text accompanying a picture of George W. Bush. Ironically (second time we've run into that today), he wants it changed to avoid what he calls "rewriting history," but that's exactly what he's trying to do. He objects to the inference that the September 11th attacks led to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, of which Sanders is a vocal opponent. The problem is, it's the truth. These wars have been and are being fought as part of the ongoing War on Terror, which was sparked by 9/11.

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