Well, I guess it’s true that Britain ended up losing its empire. And it’s certainly true that those in charge before the war broke out made lots of grievous mistakes. And there is something to be said for the bombing of civilians signaling a contempt for innocent life. But wars tend to be awful. Which is why it is good to avoid them. Too bad politicians don’t seem to know how to do that, and in many cases don’t even want to do that.