I knew it. This guy Bush, if I am to believe the media, is really pushing the limits of Presiden-

tial authority.

[…]Questions of nation-building, of regime change, of “mission creep,” of congressional versus presidential authority to make war, of negotiation versus confrontation, of “entangling alliances,” and of the “clash of civilizations”—all arose in the first overseas war that the United States ever fought. The “nation-building” that occurred, however, took place not overseas but in the 13 colonies, welded by warfare into something more like a republic[…]

Oh wait! This isn’t about Bush; it is about a guy named Thomas Jefferson and some kind of run in he had with Muslims! Can this be true?

[…]“it (is) written in the Koran, that all Nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon whoever they could find and to make Slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”[…]

Dr. Sanity has more. I stole the quoted parts from her. (I should set an appointment to deal with my kleptomaniaquotia).