Secretary of State John Kerry’s remark last July, that “Israel is safer” because of “Obama’s Iran deal,” and “the United States doesn’t lose anything… by giving [Iran] the opportunity to prove this is a peaceful program,” is exactly what Neville Chamberlain said about Adolf Hitler in 1938.
Prime Minister Chamberlain traveled to Munich in 1938 to meet with several national leaders, including Hitler, hoping to prevent another war. He negotiated a deal with Hitler, “The Munich Pact,” giving Germany a portion of Czechoslovakia, with the exchange of ensuring peace. Chamberlain returned home believing he had just brokered the deal of a lifetime. Addressing the British people, Chamberlain assured them he had secured “peace in our time.”
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He was wrong. And, foolish.
In September 1939, exactly one year after the Munich Pact, Hitler invaded Poland proving that he had never intended peace. He just said what he had to say to buy himself some time to build up and strengthen his armed forces. Chamberlain declared war on Germany, but proved to be as incapable at war as he was at negotiating deals.
On May 10, 1940, while Hitler was invading Holland, Belgium, and the Netherlands, Chamberlain lost his job and the support of the Conservative Party.
Winston Churchill, who considered himself “anti-Socialist” and a “Constitutionalist,” represented a lone, contrary voice. His policies have been both highly praised and harshly criticized. Nevertheless, he always stood strong on his principles regardless of how popular or unpopular he or they were.
Leading up to World War II, Churchill openly advocated that Britain strengthen its defenses, understanding the dangers of Hitler’s nationalism. He adamantly warned against Germany and publicly denounced Chamberlain’s deal-making, appeasement approach. Despite Churchill being widely unpopular even within his own party, it was he who the country came to when the dealmaker’s leadership fell apart.
Once Hitler revealed himself, and Churchill’s warnings were proven to be true, it was only a matter of time before Chamberlain was forced out of office. He resigned on May 10th and was promptly replaced by his most fervent critic, Winston Churchill.
Seventy-six years ago today, Churchill addressed the House of Commons for the first time as prime minister on May 13, 1940.
He declared, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat,” as he understood the long, hard road of war ahead of them.
“Our policy is to wage war against a monstrous tyranny.
“Our aim can be answered in one word: Victory
“Victory at all costs.
“Victory in spite of all terror.
“Without victory there is no survival.”
Churchill’s leadership helped secure the Allies victory.
Similar to Chamberlain’s “peace agreement” with Hitler, the Iran deal is meaningless. And, Obama sold out the American people to Iran.
Ben Rhodes, Obama’s foreign policy advisor, recently admitted that he told the media whatever the White House wanted published about the Iran deal. The press dutifully complied without an ounce of journalistic curiosity or integrity. It was all a lie.
At least most presume that Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact with the best of intentions for Britain. He honestly believed it secured peace. He was just not a great leader. As we now know, Obama and Kerry made the Iran deal purely for their own agenda (including money laundering), outright lied to the American people about it, and didn’t protect American sailors captured by Iran, which the administration said was a “mistake.”
As with the Munich Pact, the Iran Deal is a sham.
It cannot be renegotiated or improved upon. It should not be given any validity or consideration by the next administration. Using history as a guide, if the next president does anything less than rip the Iran Deal to shreds, he will be known as America’s Neville Chamberlain, sending us into World War III.
But that’s just my 2 cents.