xeni at August 30th, 2013 18:25 — #1
randywalters at August 30th, 2013 18:56 — #2
If people try to claim that a single decade is a long, long time ago, what does that say about our attention span, and our understanding of history?
That was one president ago. I'm not buying it.
bobstacle at August 30th, 2013 19:09 — #3
OK, I'll bite anyway. "...but that was in another country, and besides, the wench is dead."
boundegar at August 30th, 2013 20:01 — #4
Remember - we look forward, not back!
taymon at August 31st, 2013 02:15 — #5
I honestly don't see how this situation is very much like Iraq. The administration may not be as far to the left as some of us would like, but they're not stupid. They cannot possibly benefit from going to war in Syria, and neither can the U.S. in general, and I'd be very surprised if they held any illusions to the contrary. This wasn't true in the run-up to Iraq; the warning signs were a lot easier to ignore and there was much stronger temptation to do so.
retepslluerb at August 31st, 2013 02:46 — #6
As a German, I'm all for it. 70 years should be long enough to put out country's past behavior firmly into historic ground, like settling in America or the Roman conquest of Middle Europe.
So I expect no more nasty articles about this in the NYT. At best some delightfully racy adventures movies.
robotmonkeys at August 31st, 2013 03:52 — #7
May I suggest
retepslluerb at August 31st, 2013 05:44 — #8
I was thinking more like “Lara Jones beating up Nazis while rescuing her German lover who is the rightful prince of Prussia” or something like that…
sasha_shepherd at August 31st, 2013 22:55 — #9
i came here to say pretty much the same thing. If 10 years ago is so long, we sure still see alot of references to 'this guy is the next hitler, that guy is the next hitler,' etc...
xeni at September 4th, 2013 18:25 — #10
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