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Monday, March 24, 2014

Obama as Napoleon (again)

I've often called Barack Obama the American Napoleon because that describes in a nutshell his role in history, as far as I can see, and that's pretty far into the future.


Now there's a new wrinkle in the analogy. The original Napoleon was stopped by the Russians at Moscow. After him, when Germany had its Napoleon (in the person of Adolph Hitler) he was also, in part, stopped by the Russians. The war on the Eastern Front ate up Nazi resources to such an extent that our job as Americans (and the British too) was made much easier during the subsequent invasions of Normandy, and the campaign from North Africa, to southern Europe, and on into Berlin.


Okay, to be fair, Barack Obama doesn't have so much blood on his hands as the warmongers mentioned above. In that sense, he's more of a political and moral Napoleon than a military one. That said, his Russian undoing still seems in the making. I'll post more later...