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Thursday, November 07, 2013

President Neville Obama Forgets What Occurred 75 Years Ago

President Obama's second inaugural address almost 10 months ago:
We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully. Not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear.
Unfortunately, the naivete of the President and his cohorts isn't limited solely to producing a website to support the Affordable Care Act, but extends to his foreign policy as well.  While the former is embarrassing and wasteful, the latter is downright dangerous.

His speech then continued:
Not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes; tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice.
Hmm... Peace in our time... Peace in our time... where did I hear that phrase before?

Oh, yeah:
My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.
A couple months later, we got Kristallnacht - exactly 75 years ago.  What a nice quiet sleep we had.

Today, we hear the news:
A senior Iranian official claimed Thursday that a breakthrough had been made at nuclear talks in Geneva, and that Tehran's proposed plan for resolving the impasse over its atomic program has been accepted by the six world powers. At roughly the same time, Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, warned that signing an interim deal with Iran would be a mistake of “historic proportions,” but that appears to be precisely the deal being hammered out.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
               - George Santayana

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