President Bush, in addressing the Israeli Knesset today, made remarks about 'some' (read Barack Obama) wanting to appease terrorists. He was referring to remarks by Obama saying that he would hold talks with Iran. He even drug out the ghosts of Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler. The comparison is strange, considering that Hitler had retaken the Rhineland, annexed Austria and was preparing to attack Czechoslovakia. Iran has attacked no one at all. Chamberlain's mistake, as Matthews points out, was in giving in to Hitler's demands that Germany take Czechoslovakia, not in talking to Hitler.
Although holding talks with iran is the same position taken by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, apparently if Obama proposes it then it is appeasement.
John McCain jumped on the bandwagon, saying that it would be an issue in the presidential race. This, in spite of the fact that McCain says he supports Rice & Gates' view on talks.
Then onto Hardball with Chris Matthews comes Kevin James, a talk show host who is a Hannity wannabe, saying that Obama is an appeaser.
Matthews puts him to shame.