Unbelievably bad taste
Just watching BBC News 24 Hardtalk programme with Binyamin Netanyahu (once Israeli PM). At one point, Netanyahu likened the rocket attacks by Hizbullah to the Blitz! I think this is very distasteful. The basis for his claim was that Hizbullah launched 3,000 rockets into Israel, the same number as the number of V1 and V2 rockets fired at London during the Blitz. Well, that might be true but it is a very clumsy attempt at deception.
Firstly, V1 and V2 rockets only account for a tiny percentage of the number of bombs dropped on London during the Blitz. The total number, according to wikipedia, not the most reliable of sources of course, was over 1 million. Secondly, the number of Israeli civilian casualties is in the tens, the number of civilian casualties during the Blitz was (according to wiki) 43,000.
Anyway, he continued to push this analogy from time to time during the rest of the interview, he was obviously quite pleased with it. This raises the question: does he really think that he's involved in something like WW2, fighting Hitler? Or is it just clumsy bullshit trying to trick us into thinking that what they're doing is right?