Tuesday, May 24, 2011

From LRC
  • Myths vs facts about WWII. Margolis doesn’t cover this one: the Germans and Japanese had neither means nor plans to invade and conquer the US (Hitler imagined a Western Hemisphere run by the US, already essentially so). By reminding that the Russians broke the Germans, he suggests what should have happened: letting the Nazis and Communists destroy each other, keeping North America out of it.
  • Dependency.
  • O’Bama? Oh, puh-lease. My colleague Damian Thompson appears to be under the impression that Obama is a great guy because he said nice things about the Queen. Look, I think the Queen’s great too, but did it really not occur to my distinguished colleague (and editor) that there might have been a hint of an ulterior motive here? Obama can’t stand Britain. I don’t believe in the Special Relationship politically either. Blood and cultural ties, yes; entanglements, no. By all means let us enjoy watching Obama smarm and grovel and ingratiate himself like some presidential Uriah Heep. But for heaven’s sake let us never give him the benefit of the doubt. He’s a cold fish and would certainly never show any mercy towards us were the roles to be reversed.

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