Bush compares Iraq war to WWIIOK, name one way Iraq is like WWII. Oh, wait here's one from the President:
He said that as in the time of World War II, the United States now faces "a ruthless enemy" and "once again we will not rest until victory is America's and our freedom is secure."
Bush invoked the memory of ... an optimistic [Franklin] Roosevelt calling on Americans to defend liberty. He portrayed Roosevelt's vision as similar to his own -- a commitment to spreading freedom even when U.S. allies were not convinced it was the best course.
Umm, what WWII allies weren't into the freedom thing? Britain? France? Canada? India? Maybe the Belgians? I guess you could say the Soviet Union but they were only an "ally" of convenience. As I recall, the U.S. was one of the last nations to join in the war to "spread freedom" (OK, Brazil did join in later than we did).
And for that matter, what ally today is opposed to "spreading freedom"? Just because most governments are wise enough not to go about "spreading freedom" in a way that kills a lot of people and doesn't really bring much freedom anyway, is not an indication they oppose freedom or its spread. I'm constantly amazed at the childish level of oratory that emerges from this administration.