Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All our self-proclaimed patriots choose Churchill

It's funny how many American conservatives have a Winston Churchill fetish. It makes sense I suppose. From colonialism to opposing women voting Churchill was usually wrong, but he got one big thing correct, once. Which puts him one up on most American conservatives. God forbid conservatives have any praise for the man who pretty much saved Britain's ass, Stalin? American and Democrat, Franklin Roosevelt. FDR, or as conservatives know him, the 3rd worst American of all time, right behind Barack Obama (I know, I'm surprised he qualified too) and in a case of life imitating a Simpsons episode, history's greatest monster, Jimmy Carter.

But nobody has a bigger Churchill woody than John Bolton and to be a modern Churchill there can be only one John Bolton solution, sh*t must blow up and it must blow up in one place, immediately!

August 17, 2010:

Bolton calls for Israel to strike Iran in the next eight days.

Sounds familiar...

May 25, 2010:

The way to confront North Korea, is to bomb Iran!

March 2, 2009:

Don't talk to Iran, bomb them into regime change.

May 6, 2008:

Mr Bolton said that striking Iran would represent a major step towards victory in Iraq.

September 30, 2007:

Bolton calls for bombing of Iran

March 6, 2006:

John Bolton, has told British MPs that military action could bring Iran's nuclear programme to a halt

To be fair, Bolton, like Churchill, is not just a one trick exploding pony:

February 26, 2009:

John Bolton at CPAC: The Benefits of Nuking Chicago

(pic from here)

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Athenawise said...

Yawn... What is it with moustaches? Bolton's in danger of becoming as irrelevant as Tom Friedman and his Moustache of Erudition six-month units.

jimmiraybob said...

It's funny how many American conservatives have a Winston Churchill fetish.

Not when you consider how many of them want to do away with democracy and submit to a wise, benevolent, and strong king. Like in the Bible.

Montag said...

I just finished reading Nicholson Baker's Human Smoke and there's plenty of items in that book to explain why the average right-winger gets a woody dreaming about Churchill. He really enjoyed bombing and starving brown people....

pansypoo said...

i guess going stalin is too obvious.

omen said...

that's such a creepy resemblance.

was it mustard gas churchill used on iraqis?