January 21, 2013

Boss Obama channels his inner Chamberlain

As in Neville Chamberlain.

In his inaugural speech today, the president said the following:

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.

Not exactly the words world leaders should be fond of using. As Britain's Chamberlain said in 1938 after giving much of Czechoslovakia to Germany:

My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is "peace for our time."

Hopefully, you know what followed.

Posted by Hube at January 21, 2013 06:30 PM | TrackBack

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World War II, of course.

Posted by: Carl at January 21, 2013 07:02 PM