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Archive for "May 16 2008"

A New Low in ‘Journalist’ Integrity

This has to be the most insane attempt by an MSM source to defend the ObamaMessiah in this ridiculous “Appeaser-gate” crap I’ve encountered to date. By the end of the piece the author someone managed to bring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict into the mix (which is earning the author a newly ripped orifice in the accompanying comments), but the opening riffs are truly beyond belief in the way this Seattle-based asshole’s brain works:
Bush, and His Use of “Appeasement” | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog

Democrats are rebuking President Bush for saying in his speech to the Knesset, here, that to “negotiate with terrorists and radicals” is “appeasement.” The Democrats took it as a slap at Barack Obama. What bothers me is the continual reference to Hitler and his National Socialists, particularly the British and French accommodation at the Munich Conference of 1938.

What Hitler was demanding was not unreasonable. He wanted the German-speaking areas of Europe under German authority. He had just annexed Austria, which was German-speaking, without bloodshed. There were two more small pieces of Germanic territory: the free city of Danzig and the Sudetenland, a border area of what is now the Czech Republic.

We live in an era when you do not change national borders for these sorts of reasons. But in 1938 it was different. Germany’s eastern and western borders had been redrawn 19 years before—and not to its benefit. In the democracies there was some sense of guilt with how Germany had been treated after World War I. Certainly there was a memory of the “Great War.” In 2008, we have entirely forgotten World War I, and how utterly unlike any conception of “The Good War” it was. When the British let Hitler have a slice of Czechoslovakia, they were following their historical wisdom: avoid war. War produces results far more horrible than you expected. War is a bad investment. It is not glorious. Don’t give anyone an excuse to start one.

Now THAT… that is… I’ll let Ace say it:

Holy fuck, that is simply amazing.

And it’s only mid-May. Wait ’till they’ve built up a head of steam.

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