Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Uncle Napoleon recognized in the U.S.

Crying Uncle in Iran?
Time, July 20, 2009, at 14.

I was pleasantly surprised to read Joe Klein's reference to Uncle Napoleons--elder Iranians who blame everything that happens in the world on Britain [July 6]. His comment that "the U.S. has supplanted Britain as the Great Satan," however, missed the mark. One of the great achievements of Britain, according to Uncle Napoleons, is that it has fooled the world into believing it no longer wields that much power, while in fact the U.S. is nothing more than Britain's attack dog. Try to convince them otherwise and they will treat you as the most naive individual.