London Mayor Boris Johnson has disobeyed the Lady Soames Commandment: “Thou shall not say what my father would do today.” May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his pyjamas.
During a Daily Telegraph readers Q&A to launch Johnson’s new book, The Churchill Factor, Telegraph Head of Books Gaby Wood asked the Mayor what “we could take from Churchill today” and whether Islamofascism was an equivalent threat to the Nazis.
Although Mr. Johnson said he did not know whether Churchill would get involved in Iraq, he added: “I think he would have been in favour of air power. I think air strikes but not boots on the ground is my hunch on where he would have been because he wasn’t obsessed with foreign entanglements.”
Well, he was obsessed enough in the 1930s to argue for foreign entanglements (France, Russia, USA) when his country was in danger.…