January 20, 2004
BUZZFLASH READER COMMENTARY
As a Civil-War buff, I read a good bit about Abraham Lincoln. The other day I ran across this from a letter he wrote in 1848 to his law partner William Herndon. If you take out the word "neighboring" in the first sentence, it could have been written at any time in the past year:
The emphases that I show are Lincoln's, not mine. Lincoln was speaking of the war against Mexico, which he considered was entered into illegally, and under false pretenses. The whole letter gave me an eerie feeling - a sort of "deja vu" in reverse.
The Republicans like to say that they are "the party of Lincoln." But they certainly don't agree with Lincoln about pre-emptive war.
If you want to check me out, here's the reference:
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