War etc

Baath Antecedents

The leader writer of the Scotsman is not averse to calling a spade a spade.

The Iraqi Baath Party was originally and consciously established on the model (and ideology) of the pre-Second World War European fascist parties

Saddam’s final legacy was to create the equivalent of a Hitler Youth, dedicated to put up the kind of fanatical resistance we are seeing today. Once upon a time, those on the left would have denounced America and Britain for not opposing such a force for evil.

A fact those preparing to march tomorrow might want to consider as they put the finishing touches to their banners calling for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq.