Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pat Buchanan Gives 'W' an 'F' in History

It seems I am often in disagreement with the expressed views of Pat Buchanan. However, in this case I agree rather enthusiastically with his assessment of President Bush's ridiculous "appeasement" speech.

3 comments:

Rob said...

I disagree with him on several big things, but I must admit that I find myself in agreement with Pat Buchanan somewhat more often than I am totally comfortable with...

And this column is right on the nose...

g33kgrrl said...

I agree with the "negotiation is good" point, but I'm very discomforted by this paragraph:

The cost of the war that came of a refusal to negotiate Danzig was millions of Polish dead, the Katyn massacre, Treblinka, Sobibor, Auschwitz, the annihilation of the Home Army in the Warsaw uprising of 1944, and 50 years of Nazi and Stalinist occupation, barbarism and terror.

He's saying the events of the Holocaust wouldn't have happened if there hadn't been a war. I have a very hard time believing that there wouldn't have been the same terrors committed against the Jews and other peoples if WWII had never occurred. That's an incredibly disturbing position for him to be taking.

Rob said...

Hmm, I do seem to recall that Buchanan has something of a record of anti-semitism? Anyway your point is well taken, this is a weird thing to say. I guess we cannot know what would have have actually happened if Hitler had gotten this deal or that deal. But the typical way to interpret Bush's appeasement analogy would be that it's a bad analogy, not that it's somehow unfair to Hitler...