appeasement noun 2. The policy of granting concessions to one's enemies to maintain peace.So, the big guy thinks that people who criticize the Administration are trying to appease the terrorists? Sorry, Beavis, we're criticizing you and your boss because y'all can't seem to git 'er done.
diplomacy noun 1. The art or practice of conducting international relations, as in negotiating alliances, treaties and agreements. 2. Tact and skill in dealing with people.
armistice noun A temporary cessasion of fighting by mutual consent; a truce.
ceasefire noun 2. Suspension of hostile activities; a truce.
We'd be appeasers if we didn't question the handling of our foreign policy by these knuckleheads. I am so sick of being called unpatriotic, 'hate-America-first,' a terrorist sympathizer, a traitor, and an appeaser by the 'people in charge' who can't seem to be able to win this war with the greatest military machine, the best technology, the most dynamic economy, and the most dedicated law enforcement personnel in world history. But go ahead, guys, keep that kind of rhetoric up. Calling middle America names sure seemed to work out real well for the old liberal elite.
Oh, I forgot: these neocon eggheads who are so much smarter than the rest of us are just talking the talk. If the menace is what you say it is, Rumsfeld, where is our declaration of war? Where is the reinstatement of the draft? Where is the call for 30 million young Americans to report directly and fold into basic? Where is the gasoline rationing? Where is the order for Detroit and Marietta and Long Beach to start turning out the thousands of tanks, planes and ships we're gonna need to fight this 'new fascism' you and your smarty pants buddies have only discovered in the last 5 years? Where is it?
They aren't anywhere, and that what makes me think you're blowing smoke. That's what makes me think you're full of crap. That's what makes me think that you don't even believe the junk you're selling. You guys are being the flip floppers now: "we're at war for our basic survival & our freedoms, and everything we hold dear!! But we're going to go to war with the Army we have, please keep shopping."
That's why your Administration's anemic foreign policy is under criticism. Sorry you tough guys have such thin skin you can't take the heat.
It is put up or shut up time.
I don't think you can win wars on the cheap. I don't think you can win wars without suffering and civilian casualties. I don't think you can win wars without real strategy. With war, you and your allies are either all in, or you and your allies attempt to negotiate with your adversaries through diplomacy.
That's not appeasement, that's effective, that's realpolitik, that's called a real foreign policy.