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The Curse of the Hermit Goose

There is nothing good about the heads of state looking back the way they do.

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

By Antony Beevor

[Iraq] My heart sank in 2001 when George W. Bush compared the September 11 attacks to Pearl Harbor. Leaders in many countries rely on the rhetoric and thinking of former conventional wars in times of crisis. This is the civil opposite of fighting the next war with the mentality of the last. Instead of looking for terrorist pins in the world's high stacks, Bush would have a lighter, unstable prey, like a whole country.

Politicians are not the only ones who are tempted by historical. . .

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