Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Legacy of a war

Ted Galen Carpenter muses about the much abused-legacy of the Second World War in the American Conservative.
..for more than six decades, American officials and pundits have portrayed an array of tin-pot dictators as the reincarnation of Hitler: Kim Il-Sung, Ho Chi Minh, Slobodan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein. The notion that decrepit, third-rate powers such as North Vietnam, Serbia, Iraq, and Venezuela could ever compare to Nazi Germany—which had the world's second-largest economy and a modern, extremely capable military—would be humorous if U.S. leaders did not base policy on that fallacy.
An interesting read.

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