Interchangable Comparisons

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Interchangable Comparisons

Various members of the Bush Administration have compared the Iraq war to fighting Nazis but this is a new one.
Secretary of State Rice compared the Iraq war with the American Civil War, telling a magazine that slavery might have lasted longer in this country if the North had decided to end the fight early.
"I'm sure there are people who thought it was a mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the emancipation of slaves would hold," Rice said in the new issue of Essence magazine.

"I know there were people who said, 'Why don't we get out of this now, take a peace with the South, but leave the South with slaves?'" Rice said.
Right, Condi, because this war is *just* like the American Civil War, you know, like back in 1860 when another country invaded the U.S. and arrested our President, thus leaving a power vacuum resulting in various factions of the country fighting one another, not to mention all the outsiders coming in to take advantage of the situation...oh, wait. There is something about that comparison that doesn't hold together.

At least we can all rest assured that Condi would never employ a bad historical analogy to score political points-- or imply that people who oppose the Iraq war are racists-- after all she's a Student of History!

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