Letter to the Editor
Appeasement isn't the answer
Saturday, November 4, 2006
To the editor:
According to Joy Bell, "If security is the goal, we should vote for those who'll demand diplomacy." If history serves me right, diplomacy has been used in an attempt to appease terror before. On Sept. 29, 1938, Neville Chamberlain returned from signing the Munich agreement with Hitler. This agreement was an attempt to appease Hitler's lust for land. At this point, Neville made a statement that reflects the sentiment of the times: "I believe it is peace for our time." As we all know, there was no peace until the fall of the Berlin wall over 50 years later.
Appeasement does not work. in the 1970s, we tried to appease the Iranian hostage holders for 444 days. The only appeasement these Islamic extremists will accept is if we would all convert to Islam and turn Israel over to Islamic rule.
Iran has been watching the world's response to North Korea's nuclear testing, and what do they see? Angry letters and sanctions. This may stop starving North Korea, but extremist Islam is only hungry for the death of the West.
DREW McWILSON and LOGAN BOLLINGER, Jackson