The speech…

“In my view the strongest force of all, one which grew and took fresh shapes and forms every day was the force not of any one individual, but was that unmistakable sense of unanimity among the peoples of the world that war must somehow be averted….. The peoples of the United States are at one with the PEOPLE of Iran, of France of England, of Germany, of Russia… and their anxiety, their intense desire for peace, pervades the whole atmosphere … Ever since I assumed my present office my main purpose has been to work for the pacification of those that would wage war. For the removal of those suspicions and those animosities which have so long poisoned the air. The path which leads to appeasement is long and bristles with obstacles. The question of nuclear proliferation is the latest and perhaps the most dangerous. Once we have gotten past it, I feel that it may be possible to make further progress along the road to sanity.”

President Obama on the Beaches of Normandy. June 6, 2009

Sounds like him, doesn’t it?

In actuality this speech was given in the House of Lords, on October 3rd, 1938, by Neville Chamberlain, 3 days after his infamous “peace of our time” speech. And both times, the cheers drowned out Chamberlain.

Sound familiar?
Ask yourself why you were able to imagine Obama saying these things.
The actual speech…

“In my view the strongest force of all, one which grew and took fresh shapes and forms every day was the force not of any one individual, but was that unmistakable sense of unanimity among the peoples of the world that war must somehow be averted….. The peoples of the British Empire were at one with those of Germany, of France and of Italy, and their anxiety, their intense desire for peace, pervaded the whole atmosphere … Ever since I assumed my present office my main purpose has been to work for the pacification of Europe, for the removal of those suspicions and those animosities which have so long poisoned the air. The path which leads to appeasement is long and bristles with obstacles. The question of Czechoslovakia is the latest and perhaps the most dangerous. Now that we have got past it, I feel that it may be possible to make further progress along the road to sanity.

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