Saturday, January 21, 2006

Inside the mind of President Pinochet

Jesus' General is upset that Fred Barnes' new biography of George Bush is not quite sycophantic enough:

The presidents to whom Barnes compares Our Leader are the Roosevelts, Franklin and Teddy, a socialist Democrat and a trust-busting commie. If Barnes had given it a little more thought, he'd have matched Our Leader with someone else who shares the same authoritarian and rebel qualities, someone like the great Chilean strongman, Augusto Pinochet.

It's the obvious comparison to make. Both men seized power from popularly elected leftists and both rebelled against the inconvenient provisions of their nations' laws and constitutions in order to enhance security by practicing torture, denying due process, and spying on their citizenry.

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