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  •  "peace in our time" (3+ / 0-)
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    raincrow, Gary J, DSPS owl

    Not a good choice of four words.  They were uttered by Neville Chamberlain when he returned to London after signing the Munich Pact.  Expect the RW to pick up on this.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:07:53 AM PST

    •  For a year or so anyway (1+ / 0-)
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      Navy Vet Terp

      I think Chamberlain was sorry about the phrase, almost as soon as he announced it.

      There is no man alive who is sufficiently good to rule the life of the man next door to him. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, M.P.

      by Gary J on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:20:55 AM PST

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      •  After March of 1939 (0+ / 0-)

        When Hitler violated the Munich Pact and invaded what was left of Czechoslovakia, there was no more fierce opponent of the Nazis than Neville Chamberlain.  Yes, he did regret that phrase.

        "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

        by Navy Vet Terp on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:23:04 AM PST

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