Friday, September 01, 2006

Let's Pretend

I wish the War Party would make up its mind which year they are pretending this to be and who they are pretending to be Hitler. In the last few weeks, it has been 1938 with that guy in Iran filling in for Hitler. Now for Jeffrey Lord, its 1942, which would tend to make Saddam Hitler again.

I can see why they don't want to live in 2006, where they have led the country into a disasterous quagmire in Iraq because, as it turns out, Saddam Hussein had a few aged chemical weapons.

In 2006, the War Party is wrong about the past three years and faces an uncertain future. When they pretend that it's 1938 or 1942, at least they know how things turn out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They also seem to think that World War II had only two steps, Munich and the Holocaust. So an apparently weak diplomatic agreement with Hitler ('Munich') leads automagically to the Holocaust.

The trouble is that Hitler didn't see Munich as a 'win' for his side. And the apparently ignominious grovelling peace Chamberlain purchased, actually gave a then unprepared Britain time to upgrade it's defences. Had Chamberlain gone to war unprepared then, as neocons apparently would have wished, it's not clear that the RAF, for instance, would have had the tools needed to win the Battle for Britain.