prelude to world war?
Events in the Middle East are appearing strangely similar the 1930s appeasement of European fascism. Tigerhawk asks, "What will it take to militarize the West?" and his commenters have some excellent input. His fellow blogger CardinalPark has another take. Both reference a John Bachelor article from the NY Sun. Robert Tracinski also argues the inevitability of war. All via Instapundit.
I hope and pray that some big event does not force us into a war of world proportions. On the other hand, I am skeptical that the majority of Americans and Europeans will come to their senses and stand up against the Islamofascist bullies. Here is a decent editorial along those same lines from the Rocky Mountain News, via RealClear Politics.