George Bush and The Quiet American

What about the war novel in which the road to Hell is paved with bad intentions? 

Frank James wonders why would Bush cite The Quiet American?

In his speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Kansas City, President Bush summoned up the Alden Pyle CIA agent character of Graham Greene’s classic Vietnam novel “The Quiet American” which is essentially a contemplation on the road to hell being paved with good intentions.

I’m not sure he really wanted to go there or why his speechwriters would take him there.

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