Dolchstoßlegende translated means stab-in-the-back myth, the myth that was propagated in Germany after World War 1 and which brought on World War 2. The Social Democrats and others (Jews!) were to blame, not the Rightist politicians who championed the war.

This is being recapitulated now, an American version of the old stab-in-the-back myth: if only the American people had supported the war, we would have won. Here’s John McCain in a recent Jim Lehrer interview: our Achilles’ heel in Iraq is… well, we the people of the United States and our growing impatience with the war.

So, who is to blame? We are!

What leading presidential candidate, Republican or Democrat, dares to be labeled “defeatist” by calling for a major withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2008? Well, there’s Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, Bill Richardson, but are they leading candidates? Incidentally, this is why I changed to GO Bill GO from GO John GO.

Read all about it in a great, courageous article by William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) with a doctorate in modern history from Oxford who has taught at the Air Force Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School.

  1. GeologyJoe’s avatar

    Do you have a phonetic for that?

    The more I listen to Kucinich the less I think, *gee he’s a short little guy* and more more I think, *geeze I kind of like what he is saying*.

    Plus who could argue with having a nice looking red-head, Brit, with tongue stud as first lady? 😉

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Jah, the funny ß letter is something like an s-z sound, but I probably couldn’t pronounce it right.

    Yes, I like what Denis says too. Blitzer gave him a hard time, even more than he did the others, at the Las Vegas debate, but Denis had some sharp answers for him which was great.

    Oh yes, I couldn’t agree with you more on Denis’s wife. But what’s a tongue stud?

    Only trouble is, none of them have a chance of being nominated, except maybe Ron Paul might run as a third party candidate.

  3. GeologyJoe’s avatar

    Tounge stud is a tounge ring, except it looks more like a small dumbbell.

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks, Joe! I must look more closely. Yes, I’d say it would be more than cool to have as first lady Elizabeth Kucinich with a tongue stud. I’m beginning to look at her many YouTube videos. She’s more than brilliant too!

    GO DENIS GO !!


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