Skip to comments.A Whole Wide World Beyond Obama (Bush appeasement Comment Dems React)
Posted on 05/15/2008 12:22:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
Pump up the Carly Simon.
President George W. Bush spoke to the Israeli Knesset on Thursday morning, to mark the nations 60th anniversary. The president said:
Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along . . . We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.
Immediately, the Democratic party responded in outrage, insisting it was an unprecedented political attack on their presumptive nominee from foreign soil. Barack Obama himself said: It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israels independence to launch a false political attack.
Senator Joseph Biden called the president's remarks bulls**t.
The White House denied the remark was about Obama. White House spokeswoman Dana Perino responded, I would think that all of you who cover these issues and for a long time have known that there are many who have suggested these types of negotiations with people that the president, President Bush, thinks that we should not talk to. I understand when youre running for office you sometimes think the world revolves around you. That is not always true. And it is not true in this case.
The White Houses denial is believable, and the Democrats accusation is a distortion and a distraction. The commander-in-chief, believe it or not, might have been concerned with something besides The Situation Room running a clip of him hitting Obama. The presidency, you see, is about more than the spin-cycle, the next election, and even the next president.
The president could have been speaking of any number of Democrats. Say, Jimmy Carter, who in April, 2008 said: Through more official consultations with these outlawed leaders [Hamas and Syria], it may yet be possible to revive and expedite the stalemated peace talks between Israel and its neighbors. In the Middle East, as in Nepal, the path to peace lies in negotiation, not in isolation.
Or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, freelance diplomat, who in December 2007 said: the road to Damascus is a road to peace.
Or, perhaps he meant Speaker Pelosi in April 2007: I believe in dialogue. As my colleagues have said over and over again, unless you communicate, you cannot understand each other. You cannot reach agreement.
Or maybe he meant recent Obama endorser and former North Carolina senator John Edwards, who, according to his own press release in February of last year, believes the U.S. should step up our diplomatic efforts by engaging in direct talks with all the nations in the region, including Iran and Syria.
Or Bill Richardson, who has said, about meeting with Iran and Syria: Theyre bad folks But you dont have peace talks with your friends.
It could have been about Congressman Henry Waxman, who in April said: A Democratic administration would go back and try to open that possibility up for discussions [with Iran] of a grand bargain of one sort or another ... Democrats would certainly have seen that as a missed opportunity.
Or Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: I can go to Syria. I can go to Iran and work to craft a path towards peace. And I will How can you change peopled minds if you dont meet with them?
Or former Democratic presidential candidates and senators Chris Dodd and John Kerry, who met with Syrias al-Assad and said: As senior Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee, we felt it was important to make clear that while we believe in resuming dialogue, our message is no different: Syria can and should play a more constructive role in the region We concluded that our conversation was worthwhile, and that resuming direct dialogue with Syria should be pursued.
Or the former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, from April 10: [Diplomats] can deliver some pretty tough messages You dont begin with a president of the country, but you do need to talk to your enemy.
You get the idea. The world does not actually revolve around Barackstar. It doesnt even revolve around contemporary Democrats. There are two very different ways of looking at the world, represented by the two parties here in the U.S. President Bush, obviously, believes the other partys approach is wrong. To say so, in his mind, was of historic importance, for obvious reasons. Obvious, at least, to any statesman who can see before and beyond this current election season. Thank you, Senator Obama, for helping make clear where you stand on that front.
Excellent. Good Post
Good article by K-Lo. These people are so outraged when you repeat what they say.
Goering was saying pretty much the same thing, only in German.
Gads, just when one thinks that the dhimmicrats can sink no lower. And, of course, the normal gang of college marshmallow majors chimed in. Pelosi - as usual - was la plus dumbe. (Not true French, I know, but I’m too lazy to ask my mother how to write it correctly.) That lady is a true example of what happens when something goes wrong at birth.
Senator Joseph Biden called the president's remarks bulls**t.Biden unplugged?
Oh, I forgot. Biden's ALWAYS plugged.
Witch Pelosi, Bumblebutt Biden, and the rest of the Dem vermin can kindly STHU and take a very long walk off a very short pier.
US Defense Secretary urges more private US contacts with Iran
Ping Ping PING!!!
This is a great article. There are very few articles that go straight to the point and are clearer than Caribbean waters. I loved how obvious the liberal terrorists, disguising themselves as Americans, reacted.
We cannot, will not, and must not allow a liberal terrorist take the reigns of our country in a time of war.
Yeah, they call it an attack if you use their own words.
Wile E Coyote Democrats
......(Gates)he said in a talk at the American Academy of Diplomacy, referring to general US relations with Tehran.
“If there is going to be a discussion then they need something, too,” he said. “We can’t go to a discussion and be completely the ‘demandeur’ with them not feeling they do not need anything from us.”
But he said the United States should look for ways outside of government “to open up the channels and get more of a flow of people back and forth.”
“There are actually a fair number of Iranians that come to the United States to visit,” he said.
“We ought to increase the flow going the other way, not of Iranians but of Americans, and that may be one way of creating some space perhaps over some period of time.”
US tensions with Iran have risen sharply in recent weeks amid accusations by Washington that Tehran is funding, training and arming Shiite groups to attack US and coalition forces in Iraq.
Iran rebuffed a US overture to hold a fourth round of talks with Iranians on the situation in Iraq.
Biden reaffirms that the most dangerous place on the planet is between him and a microphone.
You can tell W hit waaaaay to close to the target given the dems reaction. Actually, he hit the bullseye, dead-center.
Face facts, people. Face to face diplomacy is the true path to peace. Look at the result of diplomacy between our State department and the Japanese Empire. Oops.
Then there is “PEACE IN OUR TIME”, present of the British Prime Minister to the world. Oops.
Also the peacefully negotiated partition of Korea. Ooops
Then there’s the “peace conference” in post French Vietnam.
Then don’t forget....do you get the point now?
Tyranny ONLY respect equal or greater strength.
So where are our Republican congressmen leaping to the Presidents defense?
Trying to stay on the good side of the Dems.
The Truth hurts!
He should have been saying this about these weasles for the past seven years! But no....he wanted to get along with them. It's like a man taking a water pistol to a gun fight...except he forget the water pistol. He's just been standing around looking everywhere wondering where all the shots at him are coming from.
Well, we'll now see if the GOP has the b*lls to man up and support this statement of truth. The dems, all of them, are a bunch of pandering wimps just itching to get us all killed with their "if we just talk about it, they'll leave us alone" attitude.
Where's my GOP? I think they went missing in 1994 and haven't been heard from since.
No quarter for wimps and liberal accolites. Call them out at every opportunity, and do it now!