Regarding AG William Barr's controversial decision to drop the case against Michael Flynn, the Attorney General was asked last night in a CBS interview, "When history looks back on this decision, how do you think it will be written?". Barr answered, "Well, history is written by the winners, so {chuckles}, it largely depends on, uh, who's writing the history".

This paraphrase of an often repeated Winston Churchill quote sounds like a justification for "might makes right" but Churchill wasn't the only one who said it. Sticking with WWII quotes (the concept embodied by these words dates back much further), Hermann Goering, during the Nuremberg trials, is less famously quoted as saying, "Der Sieger wird immer der Richter und der Besiegte stets der Angeklagte sein". This basically translates as, "The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused".

I'll add one more famous quote that I've heard our US President Donald Trump use many, many times, "Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see". Indeed.

Lest anyone misunderstand, I didn't imply above that the AG of the US is a Nazi. You are free to do so if you wish. Rather, I observed a calm confidence in the way he spoke (that little chuckle) that convinced me that he believes his "side" will be writing the history of the future. The point here is that it isn't over until it's over. I hope we can "go the distance".

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