Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Those Who Fail To Learn History's Lessons...

...are complete morons who are going to make all the rest of us repeat them.

It doesn't take a graduate course in world history... all it takes is an hour or so of reading about the 1930's and 1940's. After that, you will get it. You will understand that we are living in 1938 right now. Many people have been saying this for a while now... and most people are simply not listening.

Here's a good column on the subject.

[[ One of the most eerie aspects of that comparison is the way we in which we are dealing with these dictators, especially Ahmadinejad. Granted, there has been a lot of bluster coming out of the White House about “staying the course” in the Middle East until a democratic beachhead can be established in Iraq. However, the sneak previews leaking out of the soon to be released recommendations of the Iraq study commission, headed by former Secretary of State James Baker and former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, seem hauntingly similar to another notorious bit of historical appeasement by former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

In 1938, Chamberlain, along with French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, signed the Munich Agreement with Adolf Hitler. This gave the fuehrer the permission he sought from his European neighbors to invade the Sudetenland, a part of Czechoslovakia that had been a part of Germany until the early 1800s, thus setting in motion the events that would soon lead to the outright invasion of the rest of the country by the Nazis.

Okay, here's the link... get to it!

Will Baker Report Be Just Appeasement?

Yes, it likely will be.


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