"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."Which, of course, touched off paroxysms of powder-keg politicking on the part of certain candidates and other prominent Democrats.
"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."
Obama, who appears to have one whopper of a guilty conscience, immediately assumed the remarks were targeted at him personally, even though the President said no such thing. Clinton, seemingly happy to indulge Obama's guilt complex, fanned the flames further. "I may disagree with the little snoot, "she was heard to say, "but that was out of line, even for Bush." Or words to that effect. Paragon of Virtue Joe Biden weighed in with his alliterative "bulls**t!" just so no one would forget his own countless failed bids for the office he envies Mr. Bush. Pelosi claimed the President's remarks were "beneath the dignity" of the office. That would be devastating, were she one who brought such dignity to her own office at the same time.
So, reading through the words myself, and having watched the video, I can only wonder where and when the President actually accused Mr. Obama specifically (or any Democrat, for that matter) in his remarks. Perhaps I missed that part. I believe he meant those remarks for anyone (hello Robert Gates?) who believes that talking with people like Ahmadinejad accomplishes anything.
I also find it humorous that the Democrats, most of whom have been comparing Bush with Hitler for years now, suddenly get upset to believe themselves accused of being "appeasers." How dare the President suggest that, simply because they want to talk to Ahmadinejad, this makes them somehow guilty of pandering to terrorists?
Could it be partly because the rest of us — those without the bully pulpit that Obama, Clinton, Pelosi and even Bush utilize nowadays — find it incredible that the Democrats want us to backpedal our merry ways out of Iraq so that terrorists will sleep better at night? You mean that kind of appeasement?
Or is it the fact that no one but Democrats are allowed to use the Nazi metaphor? Could this whole thing be simply a petty jealousy?
I tire of leading Democrats' continual whining about what victims they all are. If they're so exhausted by our refusal to take them seriously, they can always move en masse to the Bay area. They'll take any victim seriously, so long as they don't wear a uniform and dare to defend the country.
UPDATE: So I'm sitting in a motel breakfast room this morning (Mrs. Woody and I celebrating our anniversary this weekend!), and I hear this on CNN (Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Victimhood):
President Bush, in remarks obviously directed at Democratic candidate, Barack Obama...Whine, whine, whine...