Thursday, May 15, 2008

About Time, President Bush

President Bush's comments to Israel's legislative body, the Knesset, have prompted strong criticism from Obama and other Democrats, who didn't like the President's critique of their proposed foreign policy. This is what Obama has labeled a "false attack" on him:

Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the 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 I could only have talked to Hitler, all 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."

Apparently the President is not allowed to criticize appeasement without being accused of "attacking" Obama. The Messiah retorted: "President Bush knows that I have never supported engagement with terrorists, and the president's extraordinary politicization of foreign policy and the politics of fear do nothing to secure the American people or our stalwart ally Israel."

Unfortunately, that's not really true. The Iranian Republican Guard has been declared a terrorist organization and Iran routinely funds and trains terrorists who then kill civilians and US troops. Obama has repeatedly promised to meet with Iran. Obama said he would meet with Hugo Chavez, who has given the FARC terrorist organization $300 million. He would also meet with Kim Jong-il who tried to help the Syrians start a nuclear weapons program.

President Bush is dead on. Hamas may be taken with Obama's vision for America (his campaign said they were "flattered" by Hamas' endorsement) but I don't think Obama has any "ingenious arguments" for the other terrorists.

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