Now: Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2014
"We must take military action against Ukraine to protect ethnic Russians from violence."
Then: US President George W. Bush, 2003
"Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction and supports terrorism."
Then: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941
"We must defend democracy from fascism."
Then: Roman Emperor Trajan, 101AD
"Dacia has a lot of gold! I’m talking about a crap load of gold, enough gold to make every Roman filthy rich! Let’s conquer Dacia and take all of their gold!