Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Godwin's Corollary

As a result, belief in diplomacy has become almost a clandestine faith among ambitious foreign-policy types. “Disparaging and trivializing diplomacy is a Washington obsession,” says Zenko. No important diplomatic opening, not with Iran, not with Russia, can fail to be likened to “Munich.” Even Secretary of State Kerry compared the failure to lob  missiles into Syria’s civil war to Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler.
Chase Madar
The Anti Warrior
The American Conservative

As an on-line discussion of international affairs grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Neville Chamberlain and Munich approaches 1.