OS TEMPOS QUE CORREM. Miguel Vale de Almeida


Andam todos ao mesmo.

«When Donald Rumsfeld assured his troops in Baghdad that "unlike many armies in the world, you came not to conquer, not to occupy, but to liberate, and the Iraqui people know this" he was decidedly unoriginal. That's what the British General Stanley Maude said in Baghdad ninety-seven years earlier ("Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators") - not to mention Napoleon Bonaparte's proclamation upon occupying Alexandria in 1798: "Oh Egyptians ... I have not come to you except for the purpose of restoring your rights from the hands of the oppressors."» Tony Judt, Dreams of Empire, NYRB, Novembro 2004.

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