In 1938, when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich proclaiming “peace in our time,” Winston Churchill famously denounced the decision Britain and France had just made. “You were given the choice between war and dishonor,” he said. “You chose dishonor and you will have war.”
Sadly, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Barack Obama, facing a similar choice in Ukraine, have chosen dishonor as well. But now it is Ukraine that is getting the war, while Europe stands aside, even as its security is undermined and its values mocked.