Was Churchill Overrated?Watch
The almost unanimous praise that this war criminal is afforded by the British media makes me sick.
If you mean, 'he wasn't that good at commanding the armed forces on a strategic level', I think he has a mixed record. But then I think he was the best of a bad lot. Two decades of pacifism had sapped Britain's fighting capabilities.
If you mean, 'Churchill was racist, imperialist, and bombed natives', then again, mixed record. He was a product of his times, and to judge him by modern values is incredibly stupid.
If you mean, 'Churchill didn't like common people', then no, I disagree. He was a Liberal cabinet minister before the war and instrumental in pushing through the People's Budget and destroying the veto power of the House of Lords.
If you mean, 'Churchill wasn't a great war leader', then again, I disagree. He was proved right over Hitler's threat, at a time when it was unpopular to say so. He was a great orator and extremely proud of Parliament. He was able to keep the spirits of the country up, and despite being made a virtual dictator by the House of Commons, he refrained from using his powers to the full out of respect of his beloved Parliament.
Yes, he probably is overrated but I'd be interested to hear who you would rate more highly than him. And why.