Saturday, December 22, 2018

Trump reprising the fictionalized Aiken?

Within Slate one finds:

Trump seems to have taken a page from the late Sen. George Aiken,
who was widely (but somewhat misleadingly) quoted as saying in 1966,
as the Vietnam War was heating up, that we should
“declare victory and go home,” when in fact we hadn’t won at all.

As implied by the Slate text in parentheses, Aiken never said those words.

The interesting thing is the lack of discussion of the actual text of Aiken
giving rise to the pithy, quotable text falsely attributed to Aiken.


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