Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned to England from Germany in September of 1938 believing he had struck an honest deal with Adolf Hitler, having crafted the now infamous Munich Agreement.
That agreement, at first hailed as Peace in Our Time, delayed World War II for not quite 335 days. (Original video below: “One man saved us from the greatest war of all.”)
Today hope for peace in the Middle East (and the world) rests upon John Kerry’s equally vacant though much less sincere smile .
But while the British Prime Minister clearly hoped to bring peace to Europe, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei has made it difficult for Kerry to pretend that the US opposes Iran’s becoming a nuclear power. Khamenei said recently, “The American government is untrustworthy, supercilious and unreasonable, and breaks its promises,” (Link)
Tellingly, Kerry ignored those remarks and sniped instead at Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu for suggesting that further negotiations with Iran might be a tragic mistake.
So a question goes begging for an answer; Who will have better served mankind after the smoke clears? Neville Chamberlain as a caricature of Don Quixote or John Kerry as a less competent Don Knotts?