Remember when Neville Chamberlain made that famous speech announcing his appeasement policy toward Nazi Germany after the Germans seized part of Czechoslovakia? "I can well understand the reasons why the Czech Government has felt unable to accept the terms which have been put before them in the German memorandum," stated Chamberlain back in 1938. "Yet I believe after my talks with Herr Hitler that, if only time were allowed, it ought to be possible for the arrangements for transferring the territory that the Czech Government has agreed to give to Germany to be settled by agreement under conditions which would assure fair treatment to the population concerned."
"However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbor," continued Chamberlain, "we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in war simply on her account." Now which one of America's leaders is gonna repeat that line with regard to the Israeli neo-cons' brutal attack on the women and children of Gaza? Will it be Bush? Or will it be Obama? And when they are referring the "big and powerful neighbor," will they be talking about Gaza as the Goliath who, armed only with homemade rockets and fertilizer bombs, is attacking poor sweet Israel's David, one of the most deadly and heavily-armed nations in the world?
"For the present I ask you to await as calmly as you can the events of the next few days," Chamberlain entoned gravely as he wound up his now-famous Appeasement speech. "As long as war has not begun, there is always hope that it may be prevented, and you know that I am going to work for peace to the last moment. Good night." War had not already begun in Czechoslovakia? Yeah right. Just like war hasn't already begun on the poor trapped slobs in Gaza.
And how many times have we heard George W. Bush tell us that he is diligently working for "Peace" in the Middle East -- at the same time that he is happily appeasing the neo-con bullies who have done everything they can to propagandize and terrify Israeli citizens -- who KNOW what it is like to live under Nazis -- into supporting Nazi-like abuses, land-grabs, concentration camps and blitzkriegs in Gaza?
Hey, at least Chamberlain had the good sense to not fork over billions of dollars to the Nazis -- so perhaps my comparison between Sir Neville's appeasement and the Bush-Obama appeasement is flawed after all.