This is exactly what I want to hear Obama say in response to the "appeasement" flap:
Obama also slammed the notion that he'd ever supported any sort of negotiations with terrorists. "They're trying to fool you, trying to scare you, and they're not telling you the truth because they can't win a foreign policy debate on the merits," he said.
He's right and this is exactly how he should address this sort of nonsense.
I also love how so many of these bozos reference Neville Chamberlain but not WHAT he did to appease Hitler. Take a few seconds and ask yourself if you know what it was. Got it? Well, right-wing radio host Kevin James didn't when he appeared on Hardball last night and Chris Matthews nailed him on it:
MATTHEWS: You don't know what you're talking about, Kevin. You don't know what you're talking about. Tell me what Chamberlain did wrong.
JAMES: Neville Chamberlain was an appeaser, Chris. Neville Chamberlain was an appeaser, all right? [...]
MATTHEWS: I've been sitting here five minutes asking you to say what the president was referring to in 1938 at Munich.
JAMES: I don't know.
MATTHEWS: You don't know, thank you.
Matthews has taken a lot of heat this year from some questionable things he's said about both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and their respective unique campaigns as minorities in America, but this sort of thing is why I still watch his show every day. He may throw softballs to Trent Lott and Tom DeLay, but when he gets his dander up, he's a king mixer!
Matthews ended the segment by dropping this science on James:
Matthews rebuked his clueless guest — and the entire Bush administration — for being "blank slates in terms of history":
You don't understand there's a difference between talking to the enemy and appeasing. What Chamberlain did wrong, most people would say, is not talking to Hitler, but giving him half of Czechoslovakia in 1938. That's what he did wrong. Not talking to somebody. Appeasement is giving things away to the enemy.