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Bleg Re President Number Six

Have been holed up prepping for the scad of TV shows I’ll be shooting on Monday, after which I’ll re-emerge, intent, upon other matters, on instructing Jonah in the fine art of touching up digital photos to remove red-eye (or, in the case of dogs, blue-eye).

But in the meantime, I have a quotation from John Quincy Adams fixed firmly in my mind–one that I’d like to use in setting up a question on Iraq that I’ll be putting to my friend David Frum–but I can’t for the life of me find the citation. Did the sixth president say, or did he not say, “We are the friends of democracy everywhere, but the custodians only of our own?” And if he did say that, where? And when?


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