Monday, May 09, 2005

World Leaders Commemorate Nazi Defeat

The Jerusalem Post has an AP article about this historic event. George W. Bush stood alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, France's Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Japan's Elvis-loving Junichiro Koizumi and China's President Hu Jintao -- all to mark, as Putin put it, "a day of victory of good over evil." Russia held a parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allies' victory over Nazi Germany. Now if we could only parlay this solidarity into a type of world peace. Wouldn't that be a meaningful legacy? Alas, I wasn't born yesterday.

8 Comments:

At 1:42 AM, Blogger MissingLink said...

Most of my family members were involved in this war.
All of them are gone now.

In a few years time there will only a handful of people who fought in WWII.

 
At 5:11 AM, Blogger Tran Sient said...

I'm wondering how Koizumi and Schroeder can stand through that without squirming.

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Rachel Croucher said...

on that side of Europe, I would say a victory of evil over evil

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger Rachel Croucher said...

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At 8:43 AM, Blogger Rachel Croucher said...

well, how did Roosevelt and Churchill do it?

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

"Now if we could only parlay this solidarity into a type of world peace. Wouldn't that be a meaningful legacy?"

I was going to say good luck. Then I read your last sentence.

"Alas, I wasn't born yesterday."

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Who cares about such matters when there's plenty of America and Israel hating to be done?

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Esther said...

You know, I forget way too much to write back in my own blog's comments. Oops.

Felis.... :( I'm so sorry for all your losses. It's going to be a lot easier for people to be (public) anti-Semitic and denying the Holocaust once everyone from that generation has passed on.

TS, it wasn't when they were in power. If anything, had the others still been in power, there's no way those guys ever could have attained power.

good points Rachel.

gindy.... :)

patrick, there you go making sense again. stop it. ;)

 

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