Steve Breen’s political cartoon “Legacies” (5/15, Opinion) demonstrates a serious misreading of history.
Winston Churchill had to become Britain’s “bulldog” because his predecessor, Neville Chamberlain, played Adolf Hitler’s “lapdog” trying to appease the rising menace when a show a strength could have contained him. As a result, Hitler and his Nazi “crazies” went on to co-opt Germany’s people and treasure in a worldwide tragedy that led to millions of deaths.
Tony Blair’s successor will not have to play the bulldog because Blair has not kowtowed to the Muslim fanatic fringe, but rather has confronted and contained them at every turn. Fortunately, some people learn from history. Others are bound to repeat it.