Another headline, November 18th, 1945, from the New York Times: Loss of Victory in Germany Through U.S. Policy Feared. November 18th. They thought we were going to lose. Our occupation was going so bad, that we were going to lose the war! (Stories)
Why, where have I heard this before? I think it goes something like this. [Doing John Kerry impression] “Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz and thooose neocons, theeey didn’t plan effectively for the aftermath! Whhhy, this is an abject failure. Whhhy, we’re losing this war.” Or losing the peace, whatever the hell they say we’re losing. “They didn’t plan for the aftermath. They had no idea what was going to happen.” And look at this, 1945. This is almost 60 years ago, and it’s the exact same thing.
“Germans Declare Americans Hated, December 3rd, 1945. (Stories)
The New York Times then, the New York Times today. Sixty years ago. Virtually identical. And one more, December 19th, 1945. “German Election Set In Towns of U.S. Zone. (Stories)
Folks, just keep listening to this program. If you want to understand reality and truth and life and all these sorts of things. If you want to have an accurate portrayal of historical perspective, understand that what’s happening in Iraq is quite normal, and, in fact, probably ahead of schedule, compared to Germany or Japan. Way ahead of schedule. It’s good news. It’s reason to be optimistic. They still got the same naysayers today as you had then, but what we have today is what we had then. We have committed leadership. What is so funny? [Talking to program observer] I’m not being funny right now, what are you laughing at in there?
I’ll bet you we can find a German prison scandal. I betcha there were some scandals. I’ll betcha there were. You think this is the first time we’ve had prison scandals? I’ll betcha some people do. They try my patience in there. Here I am in the middle of being brilliant and they have to go off into jocularity, but I got the point out, folks, I was not distracted. I finished my point to you before I asked them what they were so rudely laughing at in there. We’ll be back in — I don’t mind that you’re laughing. I mean I love laughter. But now you got me — I’m going to find a German prison scandal. I know there had to be one. Be back here in just a second. Probably Reagan was involved in it.
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EIB Excerpt from Post-War Germany…
(January 7, 1946 Issue of LIFE: Americans Losing Victory in Europe)