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Neville Obama

Richard20 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 1:36 PM
What scares me most about the parallels is that although Britain discovered a backbone finally (in the very nick of time as it turned out) I have no confidence in this administration ever developing one.
"If you want peace, prepare for war." --Ancient Roman wisdom

In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was determined to keep peace between Great Britain and Germany. Dismayed by the carnage of World War I, Chamberlain (along with most of the opinion elite in England) sought peace with honor -- but in any case, peace.

Yes, Chamberlain had watched with growing anxiety as Germany, in defiance of treaties, rearmed, and as the Nazi party engaged in ever more brazen and violent repression of domestic opponents. Germany's alliance with militarist Japan and fascist Spain (1936), followed by the Pact of Steel with...