February 5, 2008

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Last night on The Colbert Report, Steven sat down with Jacob Weisberg, author of the book The Bush Tragedy. The premise of Weisberg's book is that President Bush spent the first part of his life trying to be just like his father -- being a pilot, playing baseball, being a businessman, failing miserably at all -- but later in life decided he wanted to be the opposite of his father, i.e. raising taxes and leaving Saddam Hussein in power.

As we all know, history will say Junior went too far in that endeavor, but Colbert heartily defends him, saying Bush Sr. shouldn't have left Saddam in power;

Colbert:"That is true. He should have driven all the way to Baghdad, taken Saddam out, then we wouldn't have the situation we have right now. We would have the situation we have right now....but eight years older."

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