Any War But This War
June 18, 2008
It’s a cliche that the military is always prepared to fight the previous war. What deserves to become the new cliche — one I shall do everything I can to promote — is that conservatives are always prepared to fight World War II. Every pro-war figure is Winston Churchill, every critic is Neville Chamberlain and every soldier is John Wayne. Of course, John Wayne was really a dancer named Marion who never saw action, but that’s hardly a disqualifier in the wingnut ranks. In fact, Wayne is the perfect model for most conservatives in that he made a living from playing soldier while doing everything possible to avoid becoming the real thing.
So, kids, how’s World War II going?