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Those fabulous Fabians

By Owen Paine on Wednesday April 26, 2006 04:40 PM

There's a nice label for the donk master strategy between here and November -- "cunctation," as in the wise feats of Fabius Maximus "Cunctator" against the original elephant man:

Hannibal and friends crossing the Rhone, en route to the Alps

That's what friends and supporters of Neville Chamberlain called what history calls appeasement.

Though maybe I'm a few years behind the curve here. Maybe by now we're really into that second great act of pusillanimity, the Sitzkrieg, better known as the phoney war -- the period from Danzig to the Ardennes, when the Franco-Brit juggernaut faced down the Fuehrer mostly with loud farts.

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