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Published: Sunday, Sept. 29 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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tranquility base, 00

I like green eggs and ham. Delicious, as is universal healthcare.

But don't even think about running this Canadian guy for president. You'll only prove that you have mocked the country and presidency with all your then proven to be FAKE outrage about birthplaces and birth certificates. You will have proven that is was sheer hate and prejudice. I won't have it until the GOP apologizes very humbly, then you may run a Canadian and lose.

Of course you can look forward to 8 years of Hillary after Obama anyway unless they find another way to flip votes and block voters or have the Supreme Court decide the election again. The Koch brothers underestimate the will of the people and vastly overestimate their own intelligence.

Durham, NC

""Look, we saw in Britain, Neville Chamberlain, who told the British people, 'Accept the Nazis. Yes, they'll dominate the continent of Europe but that's not our problem. Let's appease them. Why? Because it can't be done. We can't possibly stand against them."

Historic truth is a funny thing. Yes, Chamberlin didn't want to go to war. That is very correct. But it wasn't because of some appeasement strategy. The European continent had just endured one of the most costly wars in history in terms of loss of life and property. The continent was still struggling to rebuild, in light of the ongoing global recession. A generation of british young men had been devastated,...... so yes, they were reluctant to jump into this conflict, but no more so than the U.S.

Any study of the buildup to WWII showed Chamberlin played only a minor role in the build up to the following conflict. The Treaty of Versailles was a bad treaty, exceptionally punitive of the German people, one that gave justification for the rise of the Nazi regime. No world leader had the ability to prevent the ensuing events. Not Chamberlin, not Stalin.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Ted Cruz’ take on Chamberlain was rhetorical license but it wasn’t history. These were not literal quotes from Chamberlain as Cruz made them sound. For 75 years, Chamberlain has been maligned as naïve. The truth is that Chamberlain knew he was not dealing from a position of strength in Munich. England was not prepared for war in 1938 and the best he could do was try to buy time.

Not that I would expect Ted Cruz to care about historical integrity. Like Joe McCarthy in the 1950s, the Senator is using his Senate seat to cultivate an image.

Independence, MO

It is truly a sad day when a history teacher, attempts to re-write history for their own political purposes (remember this is the opinion section of the paper) and could only hope to get away with it by either believing their credentials as a history teacher will convince people, or that people would be so stupid/gullible as to believe this story line.

Fine if you don't like Cruz, but please put forth an opinion or argument as to why you think he is wrong on the issue of Obamacare or what you think he could be doing better.

To simply say "don't listen to Cruz because he said Chamberlain appeased when Chamberlain was really decisive after Germany had already gone war"; is right up there with Iranian leaders saying "don't listen to those Jews in Israel who complain about us. They keep complaining about a holocaust too and that didn't happen either."

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO


"....Fine if you don't like Cruz, but please put forth an opinion or argument as to why you think he is wrong on the issue of Obamacare or what you think he could be doing better...."

Cruz is entitled to argue his views on Obamacare. What's in question here are his tactics of ends justifiing means. He's not being a responsible legislator when he perpetrates crass distortions of historical facts. He's behaving more like one trying to cultivate and image of himself as a lonely warrior and national hero.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

Cruz said he doesn't bother him to see the Steelers lose... that gets points in my book.

Othello, WA

How dumb is this article? Libs have re-written more history in the past 15 years, then should be legally allowed! You think they haven't re-written 10 times that amount of history from 60-80 years ago? Your a fool and major dimwit if you don't see that!

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