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Next: China. China is a moving force behind the nuclear program in Iran and has been for decades. China has sent Iran nuclear technology, high-tech missiles and specialized materials for the production of nuclear arms. The Iranian press reported in 2002 that after President Bush labeled Iran a member of the "axis of evil," President Jiang Zemin took a trip to Tehran and told the Iranians that they needed to work together to "prevent domination of a superpower on the entire world." China uses North Korea as a proxy state to attack and menace the West in much the same way Hitler's Germany routinely threatened Czechoslovakia over the Sudetenland.

China has also drawn closer to the Pakistani regime that continues to hamstring anti-terrorism efforts. Meanwhile, America continues to inflate its currency and sell its debt to the Chinese, with Obama continually expressing his admiration for the Chinese economy and environmental policies (mimicking his bankroller, George Soros, who loves China's government).

Finally: Russia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the West has assumed that Russia is now a member of the liberal democratic states. It is not. Russia remains a thugocracy run by KGB man Vladimir Putin. During the Bush administration, the Russians assisted the Iranians with their nuclear agenda, threatened the independent and free state of Ukraine, and invaded the former Soviet satellite of Georgia. They developed substantial ties with anti-American regimes like China and Venezuela and are reportedly working to help the Hugo Chavez regime go nuclear. President Obama's response: Give them a "re-set" button, proclaim them an ally, offer them the ability to inspect our nuclear sites under the new START treaty, and kill our missile defense plans.

After World War I, Woodrow Wilson toured the world stumping for his League of Nations. "My clients are the children," he said in one speech. "My clients are the next generation ... I intend to redeem my pledges to the children; they shall not be sent upon a similar errand."

Twenty years later, they were sent on a similar errand because the world forgot that there is no substitute for victory in appeasement and willful ignorance. The world is forgetting again. And once again, our children will pay the price.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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