Mike Huckabee is mixed up. The GOP presidential candidate got carried away denouncing the Iranian nuke deal and charged President Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
The Holocaust reference equates Obama with Hitler, and the president was right to call the remark “ridiculous.”
Huckabee’s mistake was to conflate evil with appeasement. He should have compared Obama to Neville Chamberlain, the British leader who convinced himself that “Herr Hitler” wanted to avoid war as much as he did.
After signing the Munich agreement with Hitler in September 1938, Chamberlain boasted that he had achieved “peace for our time.” He advised his countrymen to “go home and get a nice quiet sleep.”
That’s exactly what Obama is doing by trusting Iran, and that’s what Huckabee should have said.
When the Brits finally woke, they dumped Chamberlain and made Winston Churchill prime minister.
Does America have a Churchill waiting in the wings? After Obama, we desperately need one.