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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obama Offended by Bush remarks

by George Dienhart

Evidently Obama was offended by a remark made by President Bush while addressing the Knesset. The President’s statement:

"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."

Obama countered with:

“It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel's independence to launch a false political attack. ... George 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.'

The President’s staff clarified:

CBS News quotes a White House spokesperson as saying that this is not a specific reference to Obama, since there are "at least 10 Democrats" who have taken the same position. And the passage could be a reference to Europeans or others.

What does this mean? Does Obama have a guilty conscious? The left has predictably gone off the deep end- wrongly accusing the president of calling Obama a Nazi. Typical.