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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:18 AM
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The True Iraq Appeasers -- Rumsfeld is one of them
Boston Globe

"IN HIS MOST recent justification of his Pentagon stewardship, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reached back to the 1930s, comparing the Bush administration's critics to those who, like US Ambassador to Britain Joseph P. Kennedy, favored appeasing Adolf Hitler. Rumsfeld avoided a more recent comparison: the appeasement of Saddam Hussein by the Reagan and first Bush administrations. The reasons for selectivity are obvious, since so many of Hussein's appeasers in the 1980s were principals in the 2003 Iraq war, including Rumsfeld."


Hmmmmm
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:21 AM
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1. Great call. Kudos Boston Globe.
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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:50 AM
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3. & notice who wrote the article
"From 1993 to 1998 Peter Galbraith served as U.S. Ambassador to Croatia where he was actively involved in the Croatia and Bosnia peace processes. In 1995, Ambassador Galbraith mediated the Erdut Agreement (along with UN envoy Thorvald Stoltenberg) that ended the war in Croatia by providing for peaceful reintegration of Serb-held Eastern Slavonia into Croatia."


Another one of those pesky ambassadors.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:00 AM
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4. Yeah... We haven't lost the game yet.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:31 AM
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2. Rummy forgets that the appeasers were all RW Republicans
I was about to post a screed I put up |elsewhere here as well.

It's almost forgotten, but the republican right wing in the 30's not only despised Roosevelt, but tried to take him out in a failed assassination attempt that killed Chicago's mayor, and also failed in a fascist plot to remove Roosevelt in a Hitler-friendly military coup.
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