Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Peres, Clinton and Blair - The Unteachable Trio

Last night the Facing Tomorrow conference began with their dreams.

The promised land must become a land of promise, President Shimon Peres said Tuesday night at his 90th birthday celebration, an event that also marked the start of the fifth annual presidential conference, Facing Tomorrow.

Tomorrow has arrived, and this is our reality this morning:

Sirens sound in Ashkelon; 3 rockets fall in open areas. 
They have proven Winston Churchill right yet again. In the House of Commons, on May 2, 1935, he said:

When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand, we apply the remedies which then might have effected a cure.  There is nothing new in the story. It is as old as the Sibylline books. It falls into that long dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history."