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The Progressive: George W. Is No George Washington
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George W. Is No George Washington
By Matthew Rothschild
February 19, 2007

On Presidents Day, Bush went to Mount Vernon. He should have thought twice about that.

This is the home of the first George W., he said. And by way of attempted humor, he said: He doesnt look a day over 275 years old.

Bush compared George Washingtons long struggle for freedom with his own military adventures. Today, were fighting a new war to defend our liberty and our people and our way of life, Bush said.

And Bush cited Washingtons Farewell Address as support for these adventures.

But thats hard to find if you examine that address.

For here are some of things that Washington said there:

Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. ......(more)

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