Not Only Are They Idiots, They Think We Are Too.
It’s well known that for some pundits, there is only one historical precedent — the Munich Conference of 1938 — and that it applies to every question of foreign policy. Some seem to have no idea what actually happened in Munich (start at about 2:00)
Others, while in command of the basic facts, still manage to screw things up. Take Daniel Henninger, writing for the Wall Street Journal, who warns us:
But here’s the forgotten part. After signing the Munich Agreement on Sept. 29, 1938—an event now reduced to one vile word, appeasement—Chamberlain returned to England in triumph. Many, recalling 1914-18, feared war. Londoners lined the streets to cheer Chamberlain’s deal with Hitler. He was feted by King George VI. At 10 Downing Street, Chamberlain said the words for which history remembers him: “I believe it is peace for our time.”
In a word, no. Far from being the forgotten part, that is exactly the part that everybody  remembers: that after the horrors of WWI, the vast majority of the British people wanted nothing to do with another European war, and that Hitler exploited that fear to gain concession after concession: the remilitarization of the Rhineland, the Anschluss, and at Munich the Sudetenland. Honestly, does Henninger think that everyone else believes that Chamberlain shoved peace down the throats of a public that was spoiling for war?
1. Kevin James aside.