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Unformatted text preview: www.heritage.org/reserach/commentary/2009/06/BarackObamaMustHeedtheLessonsoftheHolocaust ] Ahmadinejad and his acolytes speak the language of Himmler and Goebbels , and such warnings are ignored at great peril. The recent missile test by Iran of the Sejil2 surface to surface missile with a range of 1,200 miles, capable of striking targets across Israel, the Middle East and southern Europe, further underscores both the conventional and nuclear threat that Iranian aggression presents. There is no sign whatsoever that Tehran is backing down from its ambition of dominating the region , or that the Obama administration's leisurely approach is reaping dividends. The horrors of Buchenwald are an important reminder of the failure of the appeasement polices of the 1930s , and the danger of failing to take genocidal threats seriously. Millions were murdered in Europe at the hands of the Third Reich after the world declined to take early action against a tyrant who later acted upon his menacing words. The president's visit to the camp as well as his discussions with German Chancellor Angela Merkel must reinforce the message that evil must be confronted and defeated. When he travels to Germany, President Obama has a major oppo...
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