Thursday, December 01, 2005

Bush & Churchill's mid-war speeches

An interesting comparison between the situations of George Bush now and Winston Churchill in the middle of World War II at Jewish Current Issues.

In January 1942, after two-and-a-half years of fighting, there were politicians in the Conservative, Labor and Liberal parties all clamoring that Churchill had mismanaged the war. There was no end in sight, and there had been many avoidable losses: battles had “turned out differently from what was foreseen.”

Churchill also faced a hostile press, with every critic “free to point out the many errors which had been made” and newspapers offering “well-informed and airily detached criticism” -- all of which had created an “unhappy, baffled public opinion.”


Via Powerline.

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