TAKING LESSONS FROM REAGAN?….Reader Bill Davisson passes on the following item from Paul Routledge’s column in the lefty British magazine New Statesman:

Belatedly but factually I hear that George Dubya phoned [Tony Blair] on the eve of his State of the Union address. “I’m gonna say: ‘Let’s nuke Saddam!'” he confided. Blair choked down the phone, until Bush roared with laugher at the joke. At least, I think it was a joke.

He’s quite a card, our president is.

(Sorry, no link. As Bill points out, New Statesman has a decidedly non-proletariat-friendly policy of charging for all online content.)

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation