Friday, May 01, 2009

More on Obama's Ignorant References to Churchill

Good post from Robert Sibley.
The fact that all Obama bothered to read was Churchill's assertion "We don't torture," without bothering to determine whether the assertion was true, suggests a combination of superficiality and a belief that the words of a leader "make it so".
Each new speech proves more and more how poorly educated he is in history, except for what affects him personally.
By the way, one more data point on WWII Torture. One veteran once told me it was routine for British troops to turn German POWs over to Polish troops, with full knowledge of their likely fate in the hands of the Poles.


At 9:31 AM, Blogger rondi adamson said...

This was one of several reasons Eisenhower let the Soviets take Berlin. He knew Americans would have to be civilized if they got their hands on Hitler. Not so the Russians. Of course, Hitler knew that too...


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