George McGovern

by Ed Sawicki

George McGovern

George McGovern died on October 21, 2012 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His most memorable quote was, “I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”

On January 6, 2008, George McGovern wrote an article about the need to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney. The article begins:

“As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.”

You can read the entire article that appeared in The Washington Post:
Why I Believe Bush Must Go    Cached copy

McGovern was an early critic of the Bush administration and the Iraq War. In April 2003, he published this article in The Nation:
The Reason Why   Cached copy

This article begins:

“Thanks to the most crudely partisan decision in the history of the Supreme Court, the nation has been given a President of painfully limited wisdom and compassion and lacking any sense of the nation's true greatness. Appearing to enjoy his role as Commander in Chief of the armed forces above all other functions of his office, and unchecked by a seemingly timid Congress, a compliant Supreme Court, a largely subservient press and a corrupt corporate plutocracy, George W. Bush has set the nation on a course for one-man rule.”

Imagine what he would have written about Donald Trump, the Mitch McConnel Senate, and Republicans generally today.

Sources

Wikipedia

NY Times: George McGovern Dies at 90, a Liberal Trounced but Never Silenced

What Democrats Still Don’t Get About George McGovern

Book: The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time Amazon    Barnes&Noble

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