Sunday, December 3, 2006

What If We Would Have...???

"What if we would have..." questions are so easy to ask, because no one has learned how to turn back time or create that alternate reality to see what really would have happened. Sometimes they can come in handy. I have one of these....

What if, in 1936, the US & England had removed Mussolini from power in Italy? This question came to me as we experience the continuing cacaphony of calls for something less than victory in Iraq, which in my view would be a self imposed unnecessary defeat. I chose Mussolini as Italy was the weakest member of the Axis in WW2, & Iraq has been described as the "soft underbelly" of the Axis of Evil in the war on Islamic Fascism & Global Terrorism. I chose the year 1936 for the sheer heck of it! It could have been 1935 or 1937, but I wanted 1936.

Because we can, let's suppose that the situation in Italy in 1940 would mirror that of Iraq in 2006. There is an insurgency there against the democratically elected government, fomented by German Nazi forces. No good news is forthcoming from Italy, at least none that the antique media of that day deem worthy of presentation.

What should the US & England do in that situation???

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