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May 08, 2005

Why Oh Why Are We Ruled by These Idiots? (Bush Blames Winston Churchill Edition)

George W. Bush blames Winston Churchill (and Franklin Roosevelt) for not starting World War III in central Europe in July 1945:

Bush: U.S. Had Hand in European Divisions - Yahoo! News: 'We will not repeat the mistakes of other generations, appeasing or excusing tyranny, and sacrificing freedom in the vain pursuit of stability,' the president said. 'We have learned our lesson; no one's liberty is expendable. In the long run, our security and true stability depend on the freedom of others.' Bush singled out the 1945 Yalta agreement signed by Roosevelt in a speech opening a four-day trip focused on Monday's celebration in Moscow of the 60th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat.... 'Once again, when powerful governments negotiated, the freedom of small nations was somehow expendable,' the president said. 'Yet this attempt to sacrifice freedom for the sake of stability left a continent divided and unstable.'... 'Secret deals to determine somebody else's fate %u2014 I think that's what we're lamenting here today, one of those secret deals among large powers that consigns people to a way of government,' Bush said...

Bush has the excuse of not understanding what the alternative to Yalta that he is wishing really would have been like. Condi Rice has no such excuse.

Posted by DeLong at May 8, 2005 05:00 PM