The Corner

The Answer Is F

The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta is reporting that Bush said “No President has ever done more for human rights than I have.” I think Bush has done a lot for human rights. But this is so not the sort of thing Bush should be saying or thinking because A) it’s arrogant as hell B) it’s not true (for starters: Lincoln, FDR, Truman and Reagan can all make competing claims) C) it’s precisely the sort of thing Clinton would say (and believe) D) it directly contradicts his promise to lead a humble foreign policy E) persuades nobody of all the good things Bush has done F) all of the above.