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How does Bush bring up Chamberlain? Dont his aides tell him anything?

Hearing the Bush idiocy from the floor of the Knesset today, and the unfortunate invoking of Lord Chamberlain's name, I was aghast at the new level of ignorance Lord Bush has shown.  Why do we blame the poor rightwing radio idiot who was mauled by Chris Mathews when his commander in chief can barely read.

Anyway I took refuge in Wikipedia and found this quote by Churchill who graciously eulogized Chamberlain's character in the House of Commons upon  his death:

It fell to Neville Chamberlain in one of the supreme crises of the world to be contradicted by events, to be disappointed in his hopes, and to be deceived and cheated by a wicked man. But what were these hopes in which he was disappointed? What were these wishes in which he was frustrated? What was that faith that was abused? They were surely among the most noble and benevolent instincts of the human heart-the love of peace, the toil for peace, the strife for peace, the pursuit of peace, even at great peril, and certainly to the utter disdain of popularity or clamour. Whatever else history may or may not say about these terrible, tremendous years, we can be sure that Neville Chamberlain acted with perfect sincerity according to his lights and strove to the utmost of his capacity and authority, which were powerful, to save the world from the awful, devastating struggle in which we are now engaged. This alone will stand him in good stead as far as what is called the verdict of history is concerned.

It is blasphemy when Bush and dittoheads talk about Chamberlain in their abysmal ignorance!

Originally posted to Partho1 on Thu May 15, 2008 at 09:30 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Video of McCain "appeasing" Hamas. (1+ / 0-)
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    jhop7

    Not that "appeasing" means "in favor of talking to," but..

    "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." Matthew 10:16

    by Setrak on Thu May 15, 2008 at 09:32:38 PM PDT

  •  And Bush supposes Hitler (0+ / 0-)

    would have said, "Wow, Neville, I had no idea you didn't want me to crush Europe with my tanks and planes and massive military might.  If it isn't ok with little England (the size of Oregon), I guess I just better not do it... Should I resign, too?"
      And Bush saves the day again.  Must be nice to be so smart and powerful.

    Hillary, a good leader knows when it's time to follow.

    by jhop7 on Thu May 15, 2008 at 09:44:02 PM PDT

  •  Bush sings, (0+ / 0-)

    "Don't know much about history..."

  •  Dubya gets confused easily (1+ / 0-)
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    lemarais17

    He saw all those clips of Obama playing hoops, so naturally he thought of Chamberlain...

  •  Chamberlain acted with sincerity.... (0+ / 0-)

    a word this administration doesn't know.
    The saying 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it', is based upon the assumption 'those' know the past ie. history.  These lowlifes don't give a rat's ass about history except how they can twist it to their own disgusting talking points.

    I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

    by Lilyvt on Thu May 15, 2008 at 09:51:05 PM PDT

  •  Bush sings, "Don't know much about history..."?? (1+ / 0-)
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    trevzb

    Bush is so ignorant that morons complain when we call him one.

    Maybe, we should look at this gift from the truly ignorant in a different light.

    On Oct. 20, 1942, the U.S. government ordered the seizure of Nazi German banking operations in New York City which were being conducted by Prescott Bush.

    Under the Trading with the Enemy Act, the government took over the Union Banking Corporation, in which Bush was a director. The U.S. Alien Property Custodian seized Union Banking Corp.'s stock shares, all of which were owned by Prescott Bush, E. Roland `` Bunny '' Harriman, three Nazi executives, and two other associates of Bush.

    Now then, how does aiding and abetting(sic) compare with appeasement?

    Bush opens his truly ignorant mouth without regard for history even when such history concerns his own grand father being a Nazi enabler.

    Do your own research whenever the FOOL utters any group of words on any given subject.

    Hillary Abramoff Clinton, part of the Tan family.

    by 0hio on Thu May 15, 2008 at 10:08:14 PM PDT

  •  In reality old GW (1+ / 0-)
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    Gram E

    was talking about Wilt Chamberlain and as of now is still bewildered by his inability to figure out the connection of a basketball player with Nazi Germany.

  •  The May 29 New York Review of Books (0+ / 0-)

    has a review of four books about Churchill. Toward the end is a timely quote, by Lynne Olsen in 1956(!):

    Not for the first time, and certainly not for the last, the lessons of Munich and appeasement were wrongly applied to a later international crisis.

     

    Copy editor by day; typo creator by night.

    by Mr Boring on Thu May 15, 2008 at 11:04:24 PM PDT

  •  The funny thing is... (0+ / 0-)

    that Bush is just like Chamberlain in that Chamberlain, the Tory, gave central Europe away to Hitler so that the Nazis would be the anti-Communist bulwark against the Soviet Union, so has Dubya negotiated with many dictatorial regimes in his "war on terror".  The Saudis and various central Asian, former Soviet republics, come to mind, some of which dealt with dissent with boiling oil.

    As John Lukacs has pointed out, many of the leading lights of the GOP during those years expressed a preference for Hitler over Stalin for the same reasons as motivated Chamberlain.  Churchill had no problem negotiating with Stalin because he knew who he was dealing with, and he saved Greece from the the Soviet sphere of influence.  Chamberlain either did not or didn't care so long as his Conservative base was mollified. Only after the disasters in Norway and at Dunkirk did a small faction of Tories, along with Labor unseat the prime minister and replace him with Churchill and even that was very closely run.

    I would continue to encourage everyone to use their superpowers for good, not evil, even though "evil" now seems to require less congressional oversight.

    by Superskepticalman on Fri May 16, 2008 at 01:58:05 AM PDT

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