and this little gem, too:
"Britain twice declared war on a Germany that had not attacked her and did not want war with her,"
Pat, Pat, Pat when you have told everyone that you want to rule the whole world and make a darn good start at taking over a whole frickin' continent, it's pretty clear to even the densest of observers, that an island nation within swimming distance of that continent is in immediate peril.
I bet he really thinks islam is a religion of peace, too.
Technically—only technically—Buchanan is right on that one point. In WWI, Britain was quite willing to stay out of the initial move that Germany made into Alsace and Lorraine, but when Germany invaded Belgium as part of the Schliffen plan, Britain was obligated by an 1839 treaty (which Prussia was also a part of) to defend Belgium.
In World War II, Hitler tried every diplomatic subterfuge he could think of to detach Britain from France and Poland in 1939, but Chamberlain had been finally pushed too far by the Rhineland, the Anschluss of Austria, the Sudetenland, and the absorption of the rest of Czechoslovakia. Hitler didn’t want a war with Britain—not at that moment—but he was willing to risk it.