If Europe Had Stopped Hitler in 1936 - Parallels with Iraq

(Los Angeles Times) Shlomo Avineri - Wouldn't the world be a better place today if the international community in 1936 had possessed the will to stop Hitler? In a way, Hussein's record today is worse than Hitler's was in 1936. Hussein has already invaded two of his neighbors (Iran and Kuwait), attacked Israel with missiles, and used poison gas against his own population. His treatment of the Iraqi Kurds is much worse than Hitler's treatment of the Jews was by 1936. And Hussein may possess weapons of mass destruction Hitler hadn't dreamed of. Shouldn't Europe - and the rest of the world - be considering these parallels?

2002-11-25 00:00:00

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