Friday, September 26, 2008
If repetition has any value in learning, then yet another essay on Western Appeasement is valuable. Here is a Daniel Pipes essay about the striking similarity between NAZI Germany and Mullocracy Iran as well as some differences to consider not totally vilifying England’s Prime Minister Chamberlain.
Chamberlain is often portrayed as a dupe who believed that he talked Adolf (Final Solution) Hitler into a negotiated “Peace in our time.”
Pipes implies it is understandable that Chamberlain made appeasement mistakes with Hitler. Chamberlain was a product of the political milieu of his time; however President G.W. Bush is a product of today’s political milieu and thus has become a huge appeaser to Iran.
My guess is the boldness of President Bush’s First Term in Office is tempered in the end of his Second Term by not wanting to start fires that the next President will have to put out.
I find that “appeasement” inexcusable and irresponsible for the future of American interests.