Ralph Peters gulps the Ipecac of political correctness and vomits some lovely reflections on the perpetual collective guilt of Germans. For more on this phenomenon, read Paul Gottfried’s “Hating the Krauts.”
A slightly more benign version of Peters’ view holds that Germans aren’t eternally guilty of Nazi crimes, they’re just eternally responsible for them. Uh, OK. I’ll let Jeff Jarvis explain the difference (oh, wait–he can’t).
Take note, Iraqis. You can expect to spend the rest of your political/ethnic existence grovelling before the Kurds, Israelis, and Americans for the crimes of Saddam Hussein.