It’s hard not to think about George Santayana’s most famous quote (“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”) when reading the following story from the Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein.

Someone needs to buy Patrick Murphy a history book.

The Democratic congressman from Florida, who is running for Senate in 2016, came out in support of the Iran deal Monday, unironically declaring the agreement between the world powers and Iran would bring “peace in our time.”

“I believe deeply in the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel,” Murphy said in a statement. “This debate has proven to me that America and Israel are fortunate to have so many passionate, diverse voices who all want the same things: a nuclear-free Iran, a secure Israel, and peace in our time. In the interest of all three, I will be supporting this deal and voting against a Resolution of Disapproval in September.”

The phrase “peace in our time” is most famously — or perhaps infamously — associated with Britain and France’s failed appeasement policy towards Nazi Germany in the lead up to World War II. In 1938, after signing the Munich Agreement that appeased Adolf Hitler by forcing Czechoslovakia to cede to Nazi Germany its Sudetenland territory, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared that the deal would achieve “peace for our time.” …

… Of course, months later Hitler broke the deal by swallowing up the rest of Czechoslovakia. Less than a year after the deal was signed, Hitler invaded Poland, prompting Britain and France to declare war on Nazi Germany. Instead of “peace for our time,” the world got World War II.

Some conservatives have likened the nuclear deal the U.S. and other world powers negotiated with Iran to the Munich Agreement, arguing that the deal will make a military confrontation with Iran more likely.