Tuesday, August 31, 2004

September 1 in military history

1939 Germany invades Poland. At 4:45 AM, German troops invaded Poland which preciptated World War II and resulted in the deaths of countless millions of people. The invasion was the logical result of a policy of appeasement of Hitler that the other European powers had been following in order to avoid war. As has been shown many times in the past, appeasing a dictator for peace will only result later in war. To paraphrase a Blue Oyster Cult song, "History shows again and again, how appeasement points out the follies of men."

Lucky for the world, President Bush is a student of history. He knows that if you can not remember history, you are destined to repeat it. Just stand by for "reruns" if Joh Kerry is ever elected president.


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