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  •  He likes to compare himself to Churchill (4.00)
    While Churchill certainly took breaks during his tenure as war-time premier (and passionately believed in an unbroken policy of drinks before, during and after every meal and in all intervals between), he was always ACTIVELY involved in every single decision, theory, alternative plan, new information, side angle or other possible action that he could possibly get his hands on.  This was because Churchill wanted to prevail.  Bush, by contrast, is a delegator and not a particularly active one, at that.

    Churchill is well-remembered by the British not only for his record, but also for the way he gave bad news to the country.  He did not deny reality; he faced facts.  His soaring and defiant rhetoric therefore meshed with his reality-based admission of what was actually occuring.  With Bush, it is all happy talk.

    Bush is a pathetically incompetent man who is pretending to be a war leader.  It is sickening to even contemplate that he has the levers of power for three more years.

    Let justice reign though the heavens tremble

    by Viceroy on Sat Feb 25, 2006 at 10:20:14 AM PST

    •  Sir Winston... (4.00)
      ...and Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to their respective people with clarity, nuance, while laying out, best they could--the facts of the situation. Urging sacrifice, demanding nothing less than everything...they never told their people to go shopping or whatever insipid thing BushCo has instructed us to do.
    •  Of all the trivial aggravations (4.00)
      When one considers all of the truly tragic results of this regime, and the support of the country for it, it is almost embarassing to be aggravated by Bushit and company's recurrent attempts to hitch his wagon to Churchill.  It is hard to imagine two more different people.  Sons of privelege is about the only thing I can think of that they have in common, but Churchill generally paid his own way and was in bad financial circumstances much of his life.

      Churchill went to War for his country and was personally brave; Bush, well, score 1 for Churchill.

      Churchill had a great restless intelligence and his home was filled with the great thinkers and doers of his day; Bush, damn,2-0 Churchill.

      Churchill was a great writer, his history of World War 1 is an amazing document that is widely unread.  Particularly moving is his desperate attempts to influence the powers that ran the war that naked breasts were not sufficient to stop bullets and win the war no matter how brave and passionate the soldier. Bush, well I don't know that he ever wrote anything of any note.  3-Zip

      Churchill was a great orator of his own work.  His speeches span the gamut from the Troubles in Ireland, to the role of science in life, to the great speeches from the lonliness of the backbench during the interwar years in which he first tried to get justice for Germany, and then began the long struggle to warn the world of the rise of Evil in Germany.  Then there were the great speeches that lifted the country and rallied the world to his cause.  Bush was crap before 9-11, missing on 9-11, and obviously rattled in the next speeches.  Now he only knows to say "Stay the Course."  Churchill 4 Bush Nada.

      Sorry for this long post but this trivial juxtaposition that the right does with Churchill and Bush really gets my goat.

      "I said, 'wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man.'" Robbie Robertson -8.13, -4.56

      by NearlyNormal on Sat Feb 25, 2006 at 10:55:24 AM PST

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    •  Churchill at his most drunk still beats (none)
      a befuddled GW Bush, any day, and on any issue.

      "Rovus Vulgaris Americanus" nasty, soon-to-be-indicted co-conspirator -7.63, -9.59

      by shpilk on Sat Feb 25, 2006 at 02:56:51 PM PST

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    •  you have to be in the loop to delegate..... (none)
      Chimpy is not....These days he is probably barely an afterthought to the whitehouse staff.

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