Chamberlain, as Prime Minister of England, sought a policy of appeasing Adolph Hitler, hoping to avoid war. The British learned the hard way that you don't appease dictators when Hitler launced rockets into London.
Jimmy Carter sought a policy of detente with the Soviet Union and Islamic facists in the Middle East which only led to Americans being held hostage in Iran 444 days and saw a dangerous nuclear buildup by the Soviet Union which was only later shattered by the policies of the tough as nails Reagan Administration who refused to deal with terrorists and caused an arms spending race with the Soviets that eventually crashed their empire.
Barack Obama has said he will meet with the leaders of terrorist states - just as Carter himself has done recently meeting with those dedicated to wiping Israel off the map - without preconditions, a longstanding bulwark of American foreign policy. When our troops are finally winning the war in Iraq, Obama wants to pull them out. And when Russian aggression is back on the upswing, he blames the victims, the nation of Georgia which was unprovoked attacked by Russia.
Obama's supporters can make their cute jokes about Sarah Palin seeing Russia from her house (which she never said) but Obama scares the bejesus out of me. Jimmy Carter not only nearly brought us to the brink in terms of our national security but led the nation into a crappy economy and plunged the nation into misery, for which he even developed an index.
With our national security and economy in serious jeopardy at present, we can't do Jimmy Carter II. What turned it around in 1980 was a cold warrior who believed in America. We have another one in John McCain.
Charlie Daniels agreed back then and he still agrees today.