Mudcat Café message #2195340 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106200   Message #2195340
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
16-Nov-07 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: Anyone watching My Son Jack?
Subject: RE: Anyone watching My Son Jack?
"home rule for Ireland failed utterly to get any democratic support" That just wasn't accurate.

The trouble is, because of the attiutude summed up in that line "take up our quarrel with the foe", that initial, naive enthusiasm for what was expected to be a short road to victory got parlayed into support for a protracted bloodbath.

The same process happened in other wars as well - typically in Vietnam and now in Iraq. And somethimg analogous happens in other situations, for example in the history of events that followed the initial Russian Revolution.