Cox & Forkum: Flashback
The first cracks in the united front over Iraq between Tony Blair and President Bush appeared last night as the Prime Minister offered Iran and Syria the prospect of dialogue over the future of Iraq and the Middle East.Mr Blair said there could be a new “partnership” with Iran if it stopped supporting terrorism in Iraq and gave up its nuclear ambitions. Syria and Iran could choose partnership or isolation, he said.
We’re depicting Blair above as being reminiscent of another British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. From Wikipedia:
Chamberlain is perhaps the most ill-regarded British Prime Minister of the 20th century, largely because of his policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany regarding the abandonment of Czechoslovakia to Hitler at Munich in 1938.
On returning from Munich, Chamberlain declared: “I believe it is peace in our time.”
Drawing a direct analogy between Iran and Nazi Germany, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu asserted Monday that the Iranian nuclear program posed a threat not only to Israel, but to the entire western world. There was â€œstill time,â€ however, to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, he said.
â€œItâ€™s 1938 and Iran is Germany. And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs,â€ Netanyahu told delegates to the annual United Jewish Communities General Assembly, repeating the line several times, like a chorus, during his address. â€œBelieve him and stop him,â€ the opposition leader said of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. â€œThis is what we must do. Everything else pales before this.â€
While the Iranian president â€œdenies the Holocaust,â€ Netanyahu said, â€œhe is preparing another Holocaust for the Jewish state.â€
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