Thursday, May 15, 2008
Obama...a little defensive?
President Bush was speaking to Israel's Knesset during Israel's 60th anniversary celebration when he said this; "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."
Senator Barrack Obama got a little defensive and called it a "false political attack".
Now it might be because I am a little naive, but I didn't think the President was talking about Mr. Obama. I thought the comments were directed to the senile wonder Jimmy Carter. Carter is the one who has said we should meet with Hamas (a terrorist organization), Obama just wants to sit and talk with evil dictators like Castro, and Kim Jong-Il...and with nations who are secretly (or not so secretly) at war with us...like Iran. So Carter is the one I thought this was directed at, but even if it was directed at Obama, is it wrong?
Mr. Obama has in the past said that if he were President he would sit and have discourse with Castro, Kim Jong-Il, Ahmadinejad, and the like. These are men who hate America and hate what we stand for, and would see us destroyed if it was within their power. This is why they are joining forces: North Korea giving aid to Iran, Cuba sending medical staff to Venezuela who sends oil to Cuba, Venezuela and Iran who trade almost exclusively with each other, and both desire nuclear weapons...these are more dangerous to our security than Hamas and yet Mr. Obama would meet and attempt to appease them.
Here is a quote from Mr. Obama about his reasoning: "Not just in Cuba, but I think this principle applies generally,” Obama said. “I recall what John F. Kennedy once said: 'We should never negotiate out of fear, but we should never fear to negotiate.'"
Yeah, because Kennedy was negotiating with Ho Chi Minh when he sent our soldiers to Vietnam to help the French and South Vietnamese? Or the negotiation that saw him approve the Bay of Pigs attack on CUBA?!? Or when he blockaded Cuba with our Navy and stood toe to toe with the Soviet Union with his hand hovering over the button?!? Kennedy only negotiated with these evil regime's when he or his opposition had no recourse. The Soviets came to the table when they didn't want nuclear war over Cuba, Kennedy negotiated with Castro AFTER the Bay of Pigs failed, and he NEVER negotiated with the North Vietnamese.
Hmmm, maybe Mr. Obama should audit an American history class at his local college?
* Important article from the pen of Glen Beck about hypocrisy. Why does Glen Beck not get more play? He is a rational, logical thinker who always has a reasoned, and eloquent argument for conservative policies.
* Hillary Clinton destroyed Mr. Obama in West Virginia and more superdelegates moved into Obama's camp? Is that how it works in the Democratic primary, the people choose one candidate and the superdelgates go with the other guy? I am no Hillary fan but if she ends up winning the popular vote in the primaries but Obama wins the elector's...won't the democrats have another hypocrisy problem on their hands (read: the 2000 election)???
* Ann Coulter points out that there is no such thing as a "conservative democrat".
*The Republican Party has got to wake up...the reason for the losses isn't just the President folks. The real problem with the Republican party is that the establishment has abandoned the base.
Posted by the Rambler at Thursday, May 15, 2008