WaPo on Chemical Weapons: ‘They must be really bad if even Hitler wouldn’t use them’

Posted by on Sep 04, 2013 at 10:31 am

Cub reporter Ezra Klein interviews some PoliSci professor to produce this bit of mental masturbation.

It then came to have much more significance because of what I call moral entrepreneurs. People who believe in a norm in places of institutionalized decision-making power. You get somebody like President Roosevelt, in World War II, who had a personal antipathy to the use of gas and declares the U.S. won’t be the first to use the weapon. And you really don’t see chemical weapons used against soldiers or cities in World War II. So you get this tradition of non-use, and there’s also this political dynamic where no one wants to cross the line even Hitler didn’t cross. He did use gas in the concentration camps, but not really on the battlefield. So in war there becomes this idea that they must be really bad if even Hitler wouldn’t use them.

See, even Hitler had standards! Well, except for the murder of six millions Jews, most with poison gas. Sheesh, you can’t make this crap up.

3 Responses to “WaPo on Chemical Weapons: ‘They must be really bad if even Hitler wouldn’t use them’”

  1. Blue Hen on 4/04/13 at 11:19 am

    But then, Hitler used fossil fuels, and didn’t provide benefits to same sex couples, so there’s that.

    It hurts thinking like this.

  2. biguns on 4/04/13 at 12:52 pm

    Blue Hen you are wrong. Hitler gave us the Volkswagen and the Autobahn. He obviously cared about gas mileage and global warming.

    And let’s not forget about open borders. He was in favor of open borders. Europe should be open to everyone. That’s why he had all those tanks to break down the borders. The Frenchies and the Russkies were the ones who didn’t believe in open borders.

    All in all he was the original community organizer. I mean he took care of all of the inner cities in Europe. He even had a “final solution” figured out for all of Europe and parts beyond.

    I think he even wrote a book about it. It may not be on Kindle but I am sure you can get it at the local library.

    You gotta give the man credit. And if you don’t obviously you are a racist.

  3. Rob Crawford on 4/04/13 at 4:24 pm

    Except Hitler DID use them. Just not on the battlefield. What do they think Zyklon B was? Shampoo?