George & tony & franklin & winston

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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:29 am

Historian Martin Gilbert looks into the future:

Although it can easily be argued that George W. Bush and Tony Blair face a far lesser challenge than Roosevelt and Churchill did – that the war on terror is not a third world war – they may well, with the passage of time and the opening of the archives, join the ranks of Roosevelt and Churchill. Their societies are too divided today to deliver a calm judgment, and many of their achievements may be in the future: when Iraq has a stable democracy, with al-Qaeda neutralised, and when Israel and the Palestinian Authority are independent democracies, living side by side in constructive economic cooperation.

Speaking of the future … Donald Rumsfeld at 96!

(Via contributor J.F. Beck)

Posted by Tim B. on 12/28/2004 at 12:19 AM
    1. Teddy’s my fave president.
      Hey…that article’s not about Teddy!
      It’s the cousin again. What a rip.

      Posted by Donnah on 12/28 at 12:32 AM • #


    1. Yeah, I think you mean George & Tony & Frank & Winston.

      Posted by huw on 12/28 at 12:37 AM • #


  1. Sorry. I was thinking of the better Roosevelt. Apologies.

    Posted by tim on 12/28 at 12:47 AM • #