Thursday, December 04, 2003[posted by jaed at 5:58 PM]
The Ghost of Wars Past
The CounterRevolutionary has been posting news articles from the aftermath of WWII. It's all there: quagmire, falling US prestige, battles between cabinet departments, lack of planning leading to trouble, guerilla warfare, discontented and angry people in the occupation zone....
Of course the analogy between 1946 Germany and 2003 Iraq is inexact - the war was faster, the dictatorship and consequent debilitation of social institutions had lasted longer, and most of all, in 1946 the war was over, and no fighters from undefeated hostile belligerents were pouring across the borders of Germany. But still - it's uncanny how similar the media's tone is.