The generous way of putting it is that we were not ready for this. The less generous way is to say: How was it possible to return to the politics of appeasement of the 1930s?
Engagement is not appeasement. Engagement is not surrender.
It's not a choice between war and peace. It's a choice between war and endless war. It's not appeasement. I think it's better even to call it American self-interest.
Appeasement was never a very clever policy, and it should not be our option today.
The Framers of the Constitution wisely understood that constitutional principles must not be sacrificed on the altar of political appeasement.
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
There is an increasing demand that the president and Secretary Hull get rid of the unteachable group in the State Department of men who have not learned, after ten years of experience, that appeasement has never worked anywhere, at any time.
It is truly appalling for Senator Mark Kirk to equate the Obama Administration's diplomacy with Nazi appeasement. As a Jewish-American, I am offended.
Do you ever see a right-wing kid violently jumping lefty speakers? On campus, you either have silent appeasement or a bruise.
It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel.
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.
The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it's dangerous.
'A Talk to Teachers' is emblematic of Baldwin's proclivity for candor over political appeasement and, like much of his work, focusses on history and the American consciousness.
You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
The key lesson of the 1930s is that appeasement leads directly to war.
For me, my secularism is, India first. I say, the philosophy of my party is 'Justice to all. Appeasement to none.' This is our secularism.
I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.
Obama's foreign policy has three parts: Abandon our allies, appease our enemies, and apologize for America.
I don't do 'political correctness,' whatever that means. I write the stories I want to write, featuring the characters I want to feature. I don't touch demographic bases to appease this group or that. I write what I want. Full stop.
Everyone in my family went to college. So I went for a year to appease people, in a way. I didn't really see that being my path, but I did want to be sure, as well, about that. When I was, that's when I left.