"Appeasement" Ammo for our side
Posted by Lorelei Kelly
That would be the side of those who care about America and our reputation in the world...not to mention our ability to lead. So the President makes the entire Knesset's jaw drop to the floor with his unbecoming statements about Democrats and terrorism. Meanwhile, we here in the USA are no longer surprised at how the Neo-cons and this administration substitute politics for policy. I've actually convinced myself that they don't know the difference. That way I won't be so disappointed when there is absolutely no remorse or reflection when these same people are lecturing us via pundit jobs in the legacy media next year.
Time to read up on the history of this ill-used accusation. Appeasement Reconsidered: Investigating the Mythology of the 1930's by Jeffrey Record was published by the Army War College in 2005...
Record examines the nature of appeasement, the factors underlying Anglo-French policies toward Hitler from 1933 to 1939, and the reasons for the failure of those policies. He finds that Anglo-French security choices were neither simple nor obvious, that hindsight has distorted judgments on those choices, that Hitler remains without equal as a state threat, and that invocations of the Munich analogy should always be closely examined.
The Strategic Studies Institute at the War College notes their hope that this monograph will contribute to the national security debate over the use of force to advance the objectives of U.S. foreign policy.
You can read the whole thing here. Neo-cons be warned: Facts will be present.