Thursday, May 27, 2004

FROM THENATIONALDEBATE.COM

I couldn't resist including all of this, rather than just a link.


After too much Abu Ghraib, I turned off the cable news and switched over to The History Channel the other day which got me to wondering how some of the major events of World War II would have been reported by the cable news networks if Bush had been in charge. Here are some headlines from THEN and what they might look like IF NOW WERE THEN.

1939 March 15
THEN: German Troops Enter Prague; Czechoslovakia Dismembered
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Abandons Eastern Europeans to Nazis

1939 September 1
THEN: Germany Invades Poland
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Fails to Defend Poles

1939 September 3
THEN: Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand Declare War on Germany
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Idle As World Acts

1940 May 27-28
THEN: Allies Evacuate Dunkirk
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Unfamiliar with History of the Normans

1940 July 10
THEN: Battle of Britain begins
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Pilot's License Expires

1941 December 7
THEN: Japan Attacks Pearl Harbour
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Missed Signs of Pending Jap Attack

1941 December 8
THEN: Allies Declare War on Japan
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Welcomes Allied Support

1941 December 11
THEN: Germany and Italy Declare War on United States
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Fails to Negotiate Solution with Axis Powers

1942 January 1
THEN: U.N. Declaration Signed by 26 Countries
IF NOW WERE THEN: Pearl Harbor Families Fault Bush for Hawaiin Attack

1942 June 3-4
THEN: Battle of Midway
IF NOW WERE THEN: U.S. Suffers Massive Casualties

1942 August 12
THEN: Stalin and Churchill Meet in Moscow
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Heads to Texas for Summer Vacation

1942 November 11
THEN: Germans Occupy Southern France
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Loses Wine Region Nazis

1943 March
THEN: Germans Repulsed in Russia, Caucasuses
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Unable to Pronounce Caucasuses

1943 June 9
THEN: Allies Invade Sicily
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Take Long Way Through Italy

1943 July 25
THEN: Mussolini Captured, Imprisoned
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush May Have Condoned Rought Treatment of Mussolini

1943 September 8
THEN: Italians Surrender to Germans
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Refuses to Reveal U.S. War Plans

1943 September 12
THEN: Mussolini is Rescued
IF NOW WERE THEN: Mussolini Eludes Bush's Grasp

1944 June 4
THEN: Rome Falls to Allies
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Fails to Open Second Front in France

1944 June 6
THEN: D-Day Invasion of Normandy Begins
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Approved Risky Invasion "Scheme"

1944 June 27
THEN: Americans Take Cherbourg
IF NOW WERE THEN: Americans Bogged Down in France

1944 July 30
THEN: Hitler Assassination Attempt Fails
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Bungles Hitler Hit

1944 December 16
THEN: Battle of Bulge Begins
IF NOW WERE THEN: Germans Route Allies, 101st Airborne Lost

1945 January 17
THEN: Russians Liberate Warsaw
IF NOW WERE THEN: Halliburton Lands Lurcrative Military Contracts in France

1945 February 9
THEN: British Reach Rhine
IF NOW WERE THEN:U.S. Tanks Damage Wildlife Refuge in Alscace Region

1945 April 13
THEN: Belen Concentration Camp Captured by Americans
IF NOW WERE THEN: Democrats Claim Bush's War A Plot to Secure Jewish Votes

1945 April 28
THEN: Mussolini Dies
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Budget Defecit Grows as War Costs Escalate

1945 April 29
THEN: Germany Surrenders Unconditionally
IF NOW WERE THEN: Losses Mount in Pacific

1945 April 30
THEN: Hitler Commits Suicide
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Fails to Capture Hitler

1945 August 6
THEN: Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Massacres Japanese Civilians

1945 August 9
THEN: Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki
IF NOW WERE THEN: Bush Atrocities in Japan Continue

1945 August 14
THEN: Japan Agrees to Unconditional Surrender
IF NOW WERE THEN: Millions Threatened with Job Loss as War Ends


Sad, but true.


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