Obama Countinues To Pout Over Bush
On a day when we were supposed to be celebrating the anniversary of Israel’s independence, [Bush] accused me and other democrats of wanting to negotiate with terrorists and said we were appeasers, no different from people who appeased Adolph Hitler. That’s what George Bush said in front of the Israeli parliament [sic].Knesset, Barack. Let's just say for the record that the statement is true. Obama has said that he would meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to try to talk out the differences, which is why I loved Bush's comments so much:
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.I also used to think there were magic words. I even wrote them down and presented them to clients older and wiser than me, who basically said, "Nice writing, Laer, but words don't change heartfelt beliefs." And what are the beliefs of Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs if not heartfelt?
Obama carries on:
Now that’s exactly the kind of appalling attack that’s divided our country and that alienates us from the world, and that’s why we need change in Washington – that’s part of the reason why I’m running for president of the United States of America. …It is now an appalling attack to say someone said what they said? Sorry, but if you're the big harmonizer, Barack, you're just going to have to learn to take criticism a bit better than that. Besides, I don't think the world thinks the less of us for saying that words won't sway terrorists.
Actually, the world is more critical of those who say words can work -- like England, Germany and France, who insisted that their superior diplomatic skills could work where America's position wouldn't. The result: Iran has had three years to advance its nuclear program and the Europeans have accomplished absolutely nothing with all their talk.
The world no doubt also sees Obama's belief that he is so God-given to us that he will be able to do what England, German and France couldn't do as incredibly naive and arrogant. (Funny how those two adjectives so often go together with politicians.) If you've got the magic words, Barack, why not share them with us now? Why wait until after the election? Let's hear 'em!
Of course they're going to have to be a lot better than your magic words on Lebanon, Mr. O.
Yet Obama continues his pout:
I want to be perfectly clear to George Bush and John McCain and the people of South Dakota. If George Bush and John McCain want to have a debate about protecting the United States of America, that is a debate that I’m happy to have any time, any place, and that is a debate I will win because George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for. …Obama is doing a fine job of tying McCain to Bush, which is the big new Dem strategy, so much so that MSNBC (aka Obama Central) referred to yesterday's Bush speech as "a giant gift to the Illinois senator and his campaign." But most Americans understand what the words "Neville Chamberlain" mean, and see that all Jimmy Carter does when he talks to Hamas is lend a mantle of legitimacy to killers who just keep on killing.
Now Obama wraps it up with the Big Lie:
Now I’m a strong believer in civility and I’m a strong believer in a bipartisan foreign policy [pause for hysterical guffaws], but that cause is not served with dishonest, divisive attacks of the sort we’ve seen out of George Bush and John McCain the last couple of days.A bipartisan foreign policy? We all know what that means to the Dem frontrunner: A liberal, soft, dangerous foreign policy. The only thing "bi" about Barack's "bipartisan" is that it's going to be as bad for us abroad as it is at home.