History teaches that talking won’t work with Iraq | SummitDaily.com

History teaches that talking won’t work with Iraq

I would like to congratulate all the students who took time to get involved with our process of Democratic government by standing in the cold with signs protesting the idea of going to war.

I only hope that our school system has educated you enough that you can make a sound judgment. For instance, did your teacher have you learn about Prime Minister Chamberlain and his famous words “Peace in our time”?

If not, it had to do with a madman who was the head of a smallish country that had recently lost a war and was in the process of breaking the treaty that it had signed. I think you will find reading about it interesting. You may be able to find it in your library under World War II.

I hope you also learned that President Reagan won the Cold War by showing that our country was willing to have a strong military and use it if necessary to defend our freedom. Perhaps your teacher even explained why there were no anti-war demonstrations when our previous president sent troops to various hot spots around the world and even killed innocent people in a Chinese Embassy and an African medicine factory.

Did he point out the possibility that these demonstrations now are not so much against war as against a Republican administration?

Unfortunately, there comes a time when talking won’t work and force is the only option. If you were president, what would your solution be?

Learning history is an excellent tool to help you to become good citizens in the future. Always remember that old saying, “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.”

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