Just in Time for the 100th Anniversary of the Start of World War I

From Crooks and Liars:

The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act essentially empowers Israel to decide whether the United States will go to war against Tehran.

From a history book that has yet to be written but should be used in all schools:

Captain Blackadder: You see, Baldrick, in order to prevent war two great super-armies developed. Us, the Russians and the French on one side, Germany and Austro-Hungary on the other. The idea being that each army would act as the other’s deterrent. That way, there could never be a war.

Private Baldrick: Except, this is sort of a war, isn’t it?

Captain Blackadder: That’s right. There was one tiny flaw in the plan.

Lieutenant George: O, what was that?

Captain Blackadder: It was bollocks.

Or, as Pvt. Baldrick later remarked: “So the poor old ostrich died for nothing then.”

We’re all ostriches now – whether we admit it or not.

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1 Comment

  1. “A war is inconceivable, because the Great Powers have economic interests that are too closely entertwined!”

    Yeah, they actually wrote stuff like that… prior to The Great War, “The War to End All Wars.”


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