Saturday, July 09, 2005

Winston Churchill

July 14, 1941
'We ask no favours of the enemy. We seek from them no compunction. On the contrary, if tonight our people were asked to cast their vote whether a convention should be entered into to stop the bombing of cities, the overwhelming majority would cry, "No, we will mete out to them the measure, and more than the measure, that they have meted out to us." The people with one voice would say: "You have committed every crime under the sun. Where you have been the least resisted there you have been the most brutal. It was you who began the indiscriminate bombing. We will have no truce or parley with you, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst - and we will do our best." Perhaps it may be our turn soon; perhaps it may be our turn now. We live in a terrible epoch of the human story, but we believe there is a broad and sure justice running through its theme. It is time that the enemy should be made to suffer in their own homelands something of the torment they have let loose upon their neighbours and upon the world. We believe it to be in our power to keep this process going, on a steadily rising tide, month after month, year after year, until they are either extirpated by us or, better still, torn to pieces by their own people.'

3 Comments:

Blogger Aaron said...

Saddam Hussein was no Hitler, W is no Churchill, and this botched wrong war of choice in Iraq is no WWII

9:12 PM  
Blogger dw said...

Hey, Aaron. Why did the US attack Germany in response to Pearl Harbor, smarty pants?
Why don't you get your own blog.

11:34 PM  
Blogger dw said...

"Saddam Hussein was no Hitler."
No, you're right. Hitler didn't feed people into industrial plastic shredders feet first and force their children to watch, and film it. Ya wanna see??

"War of choice" ?!?
Who shot that into your empty skull? Was it Hillery? Babs Boxer? Tell me, was it John F'n Kerry? Are you capable of thinking for yourself?

12:12 AM  

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