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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Letters from Nuremberg:
My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice,
by Christopher Dodd & Lary Bloom

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    from Letters from Nuremberg, by Chris Dodd (number of quotes indicated):
  • Chris Dodd (12)
  • Colin Powell (1)
  • George W. Bush (1)
  • Ronald Reagan (1)
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BOOK REVIEW by OnTheIssues.org:

This book is the strangest entry in the collection from 2008 presidential candidates. The bulk of the book comprises a collection of letters written by Chris Dodd's father, while he served as a Nuremberg prosecutor in 1946 (the Nuremberg trials were an international tribunal to try the Nazi leaders for war crimes). Chris Dodd's father was also a Senator, and the senior Dodd wrote in detail about the events as well as his feelings about them.

Why would a presidential contender publish this book in the middle of a campaign? The publication date lends a hint: it was published on 9/11/2007, the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack. Presumably Sen. Dodd considers some sort of international tribunal to be a means to reconcile the end of the War on Terror, or something like that. Frankly, we are at a loss to explain why, mid-campaign, Dodd chose THIS book, instead of a memoir of his own career, or a policy book.

The book DOES contain some policy prescriptions, mostly in the introductory sections. Most of the excerpts come from there. The rest of the book contains letters, verbatim, without individual commentary.

-- Jesse Gordon, Oct. 2007

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Foreign Policy
    Chris Dodd: Post-Cold War, focus on Latin America.
    Chris Dodd: 1980s: Tied Central American aid to measuring human rights.
    Ronald Reagan: OpEd: Viewed Latin America in context of worldwide Communism.
Homeland Security
    Chris Dodd: Tribunals for war criminals is the moral & legal high ground.
    Chris Dodd: Guantanamo captures the loss of American moral authority.
    Chris Dodd: Deeply troubling to legalize secret interrogation.
    Chris Dodd: Troubled by not applying Geneva Convention to War on Terror.
    Chris Dodd: Info gained from inhumane treatment is unreliable.
    Chris Dodd: Liberty vs. security is a false choice.
    Chris Dodd: Torture detracts from rule of law & makes US detested.
    Colin Powell: The world doubts the moral basis of our war on terrorism.
    George W. Bush: OpEd: War on Terror means Geneva Convention don't apply.
Principles & Values
    Chris Dodd: Father led prosecution of 21 Nazi war criminals.
War & Peace
    Chris Dodd: Crimes against humanity continue in Rwanda & Darfur.
    Chris Dodd: Hoped vote for war would support UN inspections.

The above quotations are from Letters from Nuremberg:
My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice,
by Christopher Dodd & Lary Bloom.

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