Sunday, July 30, 2006

Churchill on Iraq

Bush often likes to be seen as a new Winston Churchill, a laughable prospect at best.

So what did the great statesman Churchill have to say about Iraq?

A few choice quotes from Joe Klein's piece in Time, taken from a letter from Churchill to PM David Lloyd George (August 1920).
"Week after week and month after month for a long time we shall have a continuance of this miserable, wasteful, sporadic warfare marked from time to time certainly by minor disasters and cuttings off of troops and agents, and very possibly attended by some very grave occurrence."
"Why are we compelled to go on pouring armies and treasure into these thankless deserts?"
Now ask yourself one simple question. Do either of these sound a damn bit like Bush?

Next question, two parter, a bit more complex... Why can't Bush learn from history? Especially that of the man he supposedly models himself after?

Found at Culture Freak.

by Robster @ 7/30/2006 05:40:00 PM PERMALink