Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,


Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., raised the possibility of a deal. "I
think we should compromise and say to them that ... we'll let a
number" of the seven judges "go through, the two most extreme not
go through and put off this vote and compromise," he said on
ABC's "This Week."

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is open to
compromise, his spokesman said Sunday. "There's lot of concern
among Republicans about the road Senator Frist is leading the
Senate down," Jim Manley said.

I pass from that subject, and I would like to say a few words in
respect of the various other participants, besides ourselves, in
the Munich Agreement. After everything that has been said about
the German Chancellor today and in the past, I do feel that the
House ought to recognise the difficulty for a man in that
position to take back such emphatic declarations as he had
already made amidst the enthusiastic cheers of his supporters,
and to recognise that in consenting, even though it were only at
the last moment, to discuss with the representatives of other
Powers those things which he had declared he had already decided
once for all, was a real and a substantial contribution on his
part. With regard to Signor Mussolini, . . . I think that Europe
and the world have reason to be grateful to the head of the
Italian government for his work in contributing to a peaceful

In my view the strongest force of all, one which grew and took
fresh shapes and forms every day war, the force not of any one
individual, but was that unmistakable sense of unanimity among
the peoples of the world that war must somehow be averted. The
peoples of the British Empire were at one with those of Germany,
of France and of Italy, and their anxiety, their intense desire
for peace, pervaded the whole atmosphere of the conference, and I
believe that that, and not threats, made possible the concessions
that were made. I know the House will want to hear what I am sure
it does not doubt, that throughout these discussions the
Dominions, the Governments of the Dominions, have been kept in
the closest touch with the march of events by telegraph and by
personal contact, and I would like to say how greatly I was
encouraged on each of the journeys I made to Germany by the
knowledge that I went with the good wishes of the Governments of
the Dominions. They shared all our anxieties and all our
hopes. They rejoiced with us that peace was preserved, and with
us they look forward to further efforts to consolidate what has
been done.

Ever since I assumed my present office my main purpose has been to
work for the pacification of Europe, for the removal of those
suspicions and those animosities which have so long poisoned the
air. The path which leads to appeasement is long and bristles with
obstacles. The question of Czechoslovakia is the latest and
perhaps the most dangerous. Now that we have got past it, I feel
that it may be possible to make further progress along the road to

Neville Chamberlain, of course.

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