Thursday, March 15, 2007

What Would Gandhi Do?

Code Pink is throwing around that bit of pablum. Here's some actual evidence, put forward by actor, former senator, and potential presidential candidate, Fred Thompson:
During World War II, Gandhi penned an open letter to the British people, urging them to surrender to the Nazis. Later, when the extent of the holocaust was known, he criticized Jews who had tried to escape or fight for their lives as they did in Warsaw and Treblinka. “The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife,” he said. “They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs.” “Collective suicide,” he told his biographer, “would have been heroism.”
Not much of a war strategy. Besides, the "collective suicide" strategy has already been taken, so no points for originality, ladies.

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