Thursday, August 31, 2006

George W. Churchill?
























I'm sick and tired of all these silly WWII analogies that have been applied by the Rumsfeld and Company to spin the war in Iraq (and the war on terrorism). I'm writing a long article on the topic which will be published next month. But I do want to share with you this Letter to the Editor that appeared in The Economist in May:

SIR– Please do not ever mention George Bush. And Winston Churchill in the same sentence again, even if you must break all the rules of grammar to do so.

Steve Pettit

California


And another short Letter to the Editor on the same subject in Time magazine:

Churchill and Bush can both be considered wartime leaders, just as Secretariat and Mr. Ed were both horses.

JAMES RHODES

Norman, Okla.


Exactly my sentiments.