Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Peace for our Time"


"My good friends, this is the second time there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Now I recommend you go home, and sleep quietly in your beds." ~Neville Chamberlain, 30 September 1938


"We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice. Not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes." ~Barack Obama, 21 January 2012

Who is this man's speech writer? Advisor? Hello? Beuller? Beuller?

Does this Administration really want any inferences drawn between Chamberlain's appeasement foreign policy and Obama...?

26 comments:

CrabbyOldMan said...

I don't believe Chamberlain knew any better. I think Comrade Hussein knows very well what he is doing.

Bram said...

Peace? He is conducting unrestrained drone wars in multiple countries and getting involved in region small wars in North Africa and Yemen.

RufussVa said...

LOL!
I heard all of 20 seconds of his speech live.. and it was that line. I couldn't help but think "Does he have a fucking clue what he just said?" and promptly turned him off.

T. Paine said...

I think COM hit the nail on the head.

Nate said...

I agree with Bram. Obama has been hawkish his entire presidency.

jim marquis said...

He's definitely been a hawk. And a smart one.

free0352 said...

Because he orders drone strikes? Who are you kidding here.

A Hawk would win the damn war.

We are losing to Al'Queda, do you not understand that!? WE are in a war, we are losing the war. Al'Queda has seized Mali, parts of Libya and Algiers, all of Egypt and controls a huge chunk of Pakistan.


On Geroge Bush's last day in office they had a tiny, shrinking strip of the Paki tribal area.

free0352 said...

Oh, I also forgot the huge swaths of Somalia and Yemen under AQ control. Also, Iran is a year or two away from the fucking bomb.

Oh, but Obama got lucky and happened to be President when OBL was killed so I'm supposed to feel better.

Rickvid in Seattle said...

free, it is all a matter of perspective.

Had Gore been president in 2001, we'd still be waiting for the UN to think about discussing the possibility of considering a resolution deploring the understandable, but not prudent, 9-11 attacks.

Had Kerry become President, OBL would be living in a palace somewhere as we ask detainees in minimum security holding facilities in Petersburg, VA if they'd pretty please tell us how to contact him for some discussions.

If Slo Joe Biden were president, he’d be looking in Dunkin’ Donut shops and 7-11s for OBL.

By comparison, you see, BO is a knife in the teeth, guns blazin', stone cold killer.

I must say, though, that if Hillary becomes president, I actually think she’d be punching the fire control switch herself, as long as the targeting device had pictures of Republicans or Monica on it.

Hoss said...

"He's definitely been a hawk. And a smart one."

Stick to talking about what daddy government should supply everyone with at the taxpayer's expense, and stay away from the war stuff, Jim. I know it was probably just a throw-away line for you, but it was magnificently stupid.

rbb said...

bed wetting nutters crack me up.

Ray said...

Obama's job is to weaken the USA in such a manner that they are unable to fight another war. He is
the Islamic Pied Piper leading us down the path to becoming a tragic footnote in history.

Nate said...

Rickvid, don't bring up perspective. Free is an absolutist.

CrabbyOldMan said...

I agree with Free0352 much more than I disagree.
I almost always disagree with Nit.
Malarkey spouts, well, malarkey.

free0352 said...

You are right. I absolutely think its a bad thing alqueda is taking over Africa. Call me crazy.

free0352 said...

You are right. I absolutely think its a bad thing alqueda is taking over Africa. Call me crazy.

Jpck20 said...

Oh look, we have Jim and Nate being pussies in the same thread wand Grim giving everyone blowjobs!

rbb said...

Thanks for yet another excellent example of how nutters crack me up.

Please, nutters, guess the name of the man who dared utter these words.

“Seldom are we able to point to one person's work and pronounce it not only good and worthwhile but also a step toward building peace in our time. And today, we enjoy that good fortune and we can measure it sixfold. We're honoring six Americans who have dedicated themselves to the cause of peace -- Americans who have traveled voluntarily to unfamiliar lands to help citizens of developing nations.”

Do you think this comrade knew what he was doing?

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1983/41883c.htm

Nutters, they crack me up!

CrabbyOldMan said...

repeatedly blathering bilge
saying that Ronnie’s use of “Peace in our time” in the context he used it is the equivalent of Neville’s use of the same phrase in the context he was using it is so ridiculous as to be beyond belief!
No one having mental wherewithal greater than that of a plant would have dared to post such nonsense!

rbb said...

Mr. Old Man, Chamberlain said go home and go to sleep, President Obama said peace requires constant advance of principles and Raygun said it's good to point out someone advancing peace in our time.

Really Old Man, stop bed wetting, change your Snuggie and grow up.

Zelda said...

Personally, I cannot wait for Obamacare. Jethro and I have taken active steps to protect our own access to healthcare, off the "grid" so to speak. You can't imagine how much I'm going to enjoy watching Obama's supporters suffer while I get to see a doctor the same day I make an appointment.

I encourage everyone, left or right, to start asking your doctors what they think of Obamacare. You might gain some actual insight the press has neglected to give to you.

free0352 said...

Nate has tits and rbb is obsessed with semen.

Wow. We need better liberals on this blog.

Roboto said...

We need better liberals on this blog.

Sadly, there aren't any better liberals. Those two are the, if you'll excuse the term, "cream of the crop".

Liberalism truly IS a mental disorder.

CrabbyOldMan said...

reliably blathers bilge, then what the hell was the point of your 3:54PM comment?
Was it something that you thought a devastating put down and couldn’t resist repeating?

Zelda said...

Does this Administration really want any inferences drawn between Chamberlain's appeasement foreign policy and Obama...?

This administration knows its supporters will not even know who Chamberlain is and wouldn't care if they did. Public education has finally achieved its end - a population utterly ignorant of history.

Roboto said...

This administration knows its supporters will not even know who Chamberlain is and wouldn't care if they did.

Chamberlain? They barely know who 0bama is. All they know is that he's got a great tan, and he's willing to shovel out the goodies. And, truthfully, that's all they CARE about.

If they did know who 0bama is, he would have approval numbers that would make 'The Won' jealous of used car salesmen's, divorce attorney's, and body lice's positives; and he would have to pay for his own vacations.