BIG PEACE: David Cameron the Crocodile Feeder
I like David Cameron. That’s to say I like him more than Gordon Brown, and I accept him for his imperfections and take what we can get as a friend from the other side of the pond. So when Cameron goes and does something like this, I shake my head but admit it could be much worse.
British Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech in Ankara, Turkey recently in which he labeled as “prejudiced” fellow European nations that oppose allowing Turkey’s entry into the EU. While doing so, he shockingly chided Israel for its “attack” on the Gaza flotilla, a flotilla backed by not only Hamas and Hezbollah but also the Turkish government. Turkey has become increasingly Islamist and is aligning with Iran more each day.
Sir Winston Churchill once famously said,
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
It’s an added touch of stark irony that Cameron – the latest in a line of Churchill successors – not only refuses to allow those words to resonate with him but doubles down on the appeasement to which Churchill was referring. By painting his allies as Islamophobic, he performed the equivalent of soaking his fellow canaries in meat sauce, hoping not to be eaten at all because he’s serving up his allies on such a pretty silver platter.