Thursday, May 15, 2008

Appeasement in the Air ? (Update)

President George W Bush before the Israeli Knesset ( their Parliament):

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," the President said to the country's legislative body, "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."

No one who prays to the God of Abraham could strap a suicide vest to an innocent child, or blow up guiltless guests at a Passover Seder, or fly planes into office buildings filled with unsuspecting workers,"

Joe Biden:

"This is bullshit, this is malarkey. This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset . . . and make this kind of ridiculous statement.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

"beneath the dignity of the office of the president and unworthy of our representation" at the celebration of Israel's 60th anniversary.

Kind of defensive aren't they!

In the CNN/YouTube debate in early July,Barak Obama was asked, “Would you be willing to meet, separately, without preconditions, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?” Obama replied, “I would,”

UPDATE: John McCain joins in on the debate:

Maybe one of the reason you saw such a vociferous reaction from friends on the other side of the aisle is that it is highest degree of naiveté and inexperience that anyone would want to sit down with face to face talks with the Iranians – who just a few days ago declared Israel is a stinking corpse – who send weapons across the border into Iraq. In Lebanon we see a proxy war between U.S. and Iran. Hezbollah is a proxy for the Iranians. All I can say is if Obama wants to sit across the table with a country where they declare Israel is a stinking corpse — what is it he wants to talk about?

It enhances prestige of a nation that is terrorist sponsor and is directly responsible for the deaths of young Americans.

I look forward to having that debate with him and taking it to the American peop