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What Reagan Would Say About the Mohammed Riots

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 26, 2012 @ 10:25 am In The Point | 3 Comments

Isi Leibler reminds us of Reagan’s famous 1964 speech on appeasement and how it relates to the Mohammed riots.

“There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is one guaranteed way you can have peace – and you can have it in the next second – surrender.

Every lesson in history tells us that the greatest risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face – that the policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender.

If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, then eventually we have to face the final demand – the ultimatum. And what then?…

The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis did not die in vain.

Where then, is the road to peace? It is a simple answer. You and I have the courage to say to our enemies “there is a price we will not pay”, “there is a point beyond which they must not advance”… We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”

…and what does our current Community Organizer in Chief have to say about that?

Administration officials have asked YouTube to review a controversial video that many blame for spurring a wave of anti-American violence in the Middle East. The administration flagged the 14-minute “Innocence of Muslims” video and asked that YouTube evaluate it to determine whether it violates the site’s terms of service,


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