So G. W. Bush says:
“Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along,” Mr. Bush said. “We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: “Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.” We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”
OK, let's get this straight.
1. There were those in the US government who wanted to talk to Hitler before the invasion of Poland.
2. But because of our isolationist policies, they weren't allowed to.
3. And therefore Hitler invaded Poland.
And the lesson we learned is that we shouldn't negotiate with hostile powers? Because what? The Nazi invasion would have otherwise been worse somehow?
Um. I actually passed my logic course in the 9th grade...