Bruce Ramsey: ‘Hitler’s Demands Were Not Unreasonable’

Bruce Ramsey of the Seattle Times — my wonderful hometown rag — is so in the bag for The Left (especially Obama) that he was willing to rehabilitate the Third Reich in order try to disassemble President Bush’s speech at The Knesset. Of course, Obama was never specifically mentioned, but that didn’t stop The Obamassiah’s perception that the speech was targeting him. An excerpt follows from Ramsey’s piece (please do read the whole thing)…

The narrative we’re given about Munich is entirely in hindsight. We know what kind of man Hitler was, and that he started World War II in Europe. From the view of 1938, what Hitler was demanding at Munich was not unreasonable, according to the prevailing idea of the nation-state. His claim was that the German-speaking areas of Europe–and ones that thought of themselves as German –be under German authority. He had just annexed Austria, which was German-speaking, without bloodshed. There were two more small pieces of Germanic territory: the free city of Danzig and the Sudetenland, a border area of what is now the Czech Republic.


He comes to life later in the comments[@ 4:19 PM, May 16, 2008] trying to pull his own Obama (, you didn’t understand… what I meant was….).

This appears to be the same judgment and reason Bruce used to defend his choice to not print the Danish Mohammad cartoons.


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