Just How Dumb Can One Be?

This dumb (via LFG):

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.

The narrative we're given about Munich is entirely in hindsight. We know what kind of man Hitler was, and that he started World War II in Europe. From the view of 1938, what Hitler was demanding at Munich was not unreasonable, according to the prevailing idea of the nation-state.

Stefan Sharkansky:

promoting appeasement of Hamas and Iran now by saying that appeasing Hitler in 1938 was reasonable at the time, is not a very persuasive argument.



Saul Wall

Expecting a persuasive argument from a newspaper editor might be a bit of a reach. And from Seattle? That would be the city slightly east of Beijing, right?

Saul Wall

Not to dump on Seattle but... if you are from Seattle look at your cohorts who become news worthy and tell me that you wouldn't get the same impression as me if you lived elsewhere.

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