1945 News Article About Harry Truman and Germany that Feels like George Bush and Iraq–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The eRumor is an article said to be from 1945 that describes the conditions faced by U.S. President Harry Truman in the aftermath of the defeat of Germany in World War II. It describes problems with security in Germany and pressure from a segment of resistance known as The Werewolves. The obvious implication is that the U.S.’s problems in Iraq following the war of 2003 are similar to the scene in Germany in 1945.
This is not an actual article from 1945.
It’s from July or 2003 and was written as a commentary by Rand Simberg.
He is not the first to draw parallels between post-war Germany and post-war Iraq.
Both President Bush and his National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice have drawn comparisons.
There are differing opinions about how many similarities there are between the two defeated countries, but this particular article was intended to be commentary, not history.