I can see another even much worse hypocrisy: Britain and France stubbornly defended freedom and independence of certain Central European countries whilst, at the same time, these two countries have subjugated many other nations across the globe. Another important question is: was East and Central Europe worth a drop of British blood, let alone a war? Just look across that region and tell me: what is the difference among these countries that has convinced Britain and France to decide with whom to take side and against whom to fight a war? And was it worth starting that war at all - from the point of view of ordinary citizen who would be send into that war? Reasons for war had to be carefully selected. Opana is right: interests have led Britain and France in selection of allies and propaganda was desperately needed to hide real reasons of involvement in the Central European affairs.