Condi's spin, Godwin's Law and the Marshall Plan

Rice attacks a Democratic plan to repeal the Iraq war resolution.

Published February 26, 2007 2:40PM (EST)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, appearing over the weekend on "Fox News Sunday," equated Democratic efforts to repeal the 2002 authorization to use force in Iraq with a fictional abandonment of Germany after the death of Adolf Hitler. "Chris, it would be like saying that after Adolf Hitler was overthrown, we needed to change, then, the resolution that allowed the United States to do that so that we could deal with creating a stable environment in Europe after he was overthrown. It's a part of a continuum of what we're trying to do in Iraq."

If we knew as much about history as Rice does, we might mention that the United States did, in fact, make a change after Hitler fell. It was called the Marshall Plan.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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