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Posted: September 13, 2012 9:21 p.m.

Appeasement

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
- Anthony Eden

Throughout world history, appeasing one's enemies has proven time and time again not to work.

Before World War II, England's Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain thought he had brought about world peace by appeasing Germany's leader Adolph Hitler.

During the war, as we later found out, our own president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, appeased the Russians by not showing outrage at the Soviet's massacre of 22,500 Polish officers and civilian leaders, who were the cream of the crop of that nation.
Even as the war was ending, Roosevelt and Winston Churchill both appeased Joseph Stalin at the Yalta conference, the results of which led to a prolonged Cold War between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.A.

Decades later, Jimmy Carter appeased the Iranians, which has led to the monsters we are dealing with today.

Since his election, President Barack Obama has taken us down the garden path of appeasement again and again in his dealings with leaders in the Middle East and the world in general.

This policy is an embarrassment and disgrace to the people who have come before us and who built a nation with their sweat, tears and blood, not by bowing to extremists.

This week the chickens are coming home to roost and, as a result, we have had a valiant public servant killed and three other Americans killed because foreign citizens no longer fear that a mighty nation will respond to such an atrocity with speed and force.

We can't afford to have four more years of this type of uncourageous leadership.

Think of the events of this week when you go to cast your vote on Nov. 6th.

 

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