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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Umbrella Men: Neville Chamberlain and Barack Obama

Bill Whittle talks about some of the similarities between Neville Chamberlain and Barack Hussein Obama.

Can personal charm stop a dictator? That's what Neville Chamberlain thought he was going to do, when he implemented Plan Z. Of course it didn't work, and World War II happened in spite of Chamberlain's charisma and personal likability. It was Winston Churchill, the pompous and grumpy stalwart, who actually fought the war.

In this Afterburner, Bill Whittle uses this lesson from history as an allegory to discuss how President Obama assumes he can handle foreign relations.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Shy Guy).

In case you're wondering, I took some of the kids up north today.

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At 1:14 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

It's unfair to blame it all on old Neville. After all when his government fell in 1940 the only two contenders were Lord Halifax and Winston Churchill. British parliamentarians were terrified of Churchill thinking he was a loose canon but they even more strongly objected to making a peer their PM in the House of Commons for the first time in 40 years. It came down to Churchill but the whole government really didn't want to fight - even then. Even after the Norway debacle.


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