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Chamberlain as a role model

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Submitted by Dan (United States), Nov 8, 2013 at 21:49

What our Democrat leaders are considering is most similar to, but actually much dumber and more dangerous than what Neville Chamberlain did in Sept. 1938: signing the Munich Agreement and appeasing Germany, hoping to prevent war. About a year later, Germany tore up the agreement and simply began invading countries, as they used that pseudo-peaceful year to build up their arms and plan ahead, and we got World War II. War could have been permantly prevented, but it was easier to trust an avowed enemy.

But Obama is letting off the pressure on Iran for reasons that must be very secret, since there's no apparent logic behind it. Appeasement is not the issue, since the U.S. has nothing to gain and is not under threat. But we have much to lose, both in an increased likelihood of deception and future Middle East conflict that will draw us in. America's #1 promise to the world that a member of the axis of evil will never have nuclear weapons is being ignored and hard-to-achieve sanctions are being lifted, for absolutely nothing.

Chamberlain himself, much less Churchill, would probably scold our government for stupidity if they were still alive. The dangers to the entire ME are being increased. There is no reason not to finish the job we started, namely destroy Iran's ability to ever get nuclear weapons. When, not if, Iran decides to kick out inspectors, like Saddam Hussein did, and restart production, conflict will become a certainty.

The Democrats, through their chosen leader, will get full credit in the history books for having caused it. Just minutes after Reagan, a Republican, was sworn into office, Iran released our hostages that they held for over a year. Just knowing that Republicans mean business, was enough.

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