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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 09:13 AM
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(Satire) Neville Chamberlain Justifies War in Iraq (History's Only Teachable Moment)
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20070828_Our_hel...

"Our helpful historians explain it all for you
Neville Chamberlain sanctioned as the reason for Iraq.
By Andy Myer

"...The Alliance of Historians and Biographers (AHAB) recently voted to make the capitulation of Neville Chamberlain to Adolf Hitler in the Munich Agreement of 1938 the only bona fide lesson of history. That event, mentioned in newspaper editorials, conservative blogs, and broadcast news commentaries no fewer than 343,267 times since 2003 as a justification for the Iraq war, has now officially been designated the past's only teachable moment. "There was a lot of grumbling, but we had to do it," said the ... president of AHAB. "There simply hasn't been mention of any other historical incident in years."

... All that dreary, confusing stuff about kingdoms that ruined themselves pursuing fruitless wars, inept rulers corrupted by power, and civilizations that collapsed after losing their moral and political legitimacy have at long last gone out the window...

Of course, there are renegade factions ...One YouTube entry ...shows an unidentified professor at a lectern who poses the following essay question to a classroom of students: "Can you name one instance in history where a leader initiates a discretionary war that introduces new levels of chaos into the most politically and economically sensitive area in the world, increases the influence of important foes in the region, alienates his allies, energizes his enemies, exhausts his country's military, and squanders the goodwill and moral capital his country had built up since its founding?"

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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 10:06 AM
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1. gee,
is geogrie sounding hitlerish?
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