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Naïveté, weakness, and incompetence lead to death, disaster: Did the Three Stooges cause World War II?
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Let’s be clear.
The reason four American diplomats were brutally murdered, the reason for all these eruptions of violence has a cause. And it isn’t a video.
The cause for this is Islamic fascism. And the idea that appeasing this Islamic fascism will do anything other than encourage it is appallingly bad history not mention disastrous policy. What it will do — indeed has already begun to do — is open a vacuum in the world for a whole series of bad actors to fill the void.
We began with a reference to a Member of Parliament, finally fed up with the failed appeasement policies of then-British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in 1940. But there was another, earlier, clash in Parliament that occurred after the 1938 Munich Agreement negotiated between the appeasement-minded Chamberlain and Hitler.
That clash came when Chamberlain’s own First Lord of the Admiralty, Duff Cooper, took such exception to Chamberlain’s policies that he delivered his opposition speech in the House of Commons — and resigned.
“That is the deep difference between the Prime Minister and myself throughout these days. The Prime Minister has believed in addressing Herr Hitler through the language of sweet reasonableness. I have believed that he was more open to the language of the mailed fist.”
In other words, Cooper was accusing Chamberlain of what Hillary Clinton once called “happy talk.”
Islamic fascism isn’t going to disappear. No matter what Hillary Clinton says, or how many videos she blames or how many Americans are dragged from their home to appease the unappeasable.
There is a war going on here. A war declared on freedom — on Western Civilization — by fanatic adherents of one of the world’s oldest religions.
And the Secretary of State has dealt with this threat by responding with what she once called “happy talk.”
This is no happy matter. There is no room for more happy talk.
The Secretary of State should take responsibility for the utter failure of the policies she has been conducting — and the incompetence that accompanied the execution of those policies.
Hillary Clinton should take her own advice to Donald Rumsfeld:
“Under your leadership there have been numerous errors in judgment that have led us to where we are…We hear a lot of happy talk and rosy scenarios, but because of the administration’s strategic blunders — and frankly the record of incompetence in executing — you are presiding over a failed policy.”
It’s time for the Secretary of State to resign.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?