Isn’t it a
contradiction that although the ‘war on terror’ is often described as ‘a
different kind of war’ - every time there is a justification for pre-emptive
action, George Bush and Tony Blair invoke Winston Churchill (1874 -1965).
This year alone
notable comparisons include New York Mayor Guiliani who likens George Bush to
Churchill. George Bush who likens Tony Blair to Churchill remarking, “I
see the spirit of Churchill in Prime Minister Tony Blair.”
Tony Blair who asks the British nation to unite behind him, comparing recent set
backs in Iraq to the darkest days of World War 2. Even Tory party leader Michael
Howard has jumped on the bandwagon comparing himself to Churchill. So where did
it all start?