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!