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.)

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