Unless you are a teenager who wears a beret, playing the Hitler card about modern conflicts, may overstate your case. Godwin's is clear, no crisis is as bad as the Holocaust but it still may be worse than trapping your finger in a drawer or voting for Nick Clegg. As one frantic internet forum exclaimed: ‘I always thought the UN were a bunch of Nazis. How wrong I was. All along it was the Nazis who were a bit like the UN!’.