“What would have happened right after Sept. 11th (if) President Bush had called for . . . a Manhattan Project for independence from Middle Eastern oil? What if he’d called for a lot more people to join the Army? We wouldn’t have had these same soldiers going back three and four times. What if we’d had a tax increase, as we’ve done in every other war, to fight a war? We wouldn’t be facing the deficits right now.” — Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, on NBC’s “Meet the Press”
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