Foreign affairs has put up a very interesting article. It comes from the Council on Foreign Relations archive. In 1945 “superspook” Allen Dulles (a station chief for the OSS and later the head of the CIA) gave a talk to the CFR about the post-war situation in Germany. Quite relevant in light of the current situation in Iraq. Of particular interest is the section where he talks about the difficulties of rebuilding the country without using former members of the Nazi party. The US is taking a similar stance with former members of the Bath Party. Or how about this quote?
“If we do not find some work for the Germans and if we do not solve the refugee problem, the Germans will have their revenge in one form or another though it takes a hundred years.”