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The tragedy of history

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Submitted by ibrodsky (United States), Sep 8, 2002 at 15:30

The lesson of WW II is that Hitler could have been stopped with far less loss of human life had he been opposed militarily early on. It is pathetic to watch people make the exact same mistakes today.

Just as in the 1930s, most leaders of major democracies believe that other leaders, even if they are dictators, are subject to the same kinds of considerations they are. They refuse to believe that some leaders are evil, having convinced themselves that "evil" is a word invented by religious fanatics. Instead, they imagine that all disputes can be resolved through negotiations, and that everyone who signs an agreement or treaty must be sincere.

And they go to even further lengths to fool themselves. They eagerly believe that if we give Nobel Peace Prizes to lifelong terrorists such as Yasser Arafat, that the terrorists will be magically transformed into statesmen.

As we observe the first anniversary of the deadliest attack ever against America, it looks like we can expect a solid week of psycho babble on "dealing with grief." Instead of being sad, we should get mad. We have waited far too long to settle accounts with jihad-genocide mass murderers such as Hezbollah.

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