Friday, May 16, 2008

Your so Vain...

You probably think this quote is about you!

“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.” - President Bush

Notice no one is called out by name barring the direct reference to Senator William Borah. Notice this is fitting of many people, I am leaning toward our Asshat in Chief Carter, actually. However, it looks like our dear change agent has somewhat of a guilty conscious and thus felt a response was apropos. To wit:

In a statement, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shot across the bow: “It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel’s independence to launch a false political attack. It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally Israel. Instead of tough talk and no action, we need to do what Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan did and use all elements of American power — including tough, principled, and direct diplomacy - to pressure countries like Iran and Syria. 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.”

In response, White House Official Dana Perino says:

“I understand that when you are running for office sometimes you think the world revolves around you. That is not always true and it is not true in this case,” Perino added.

She promptly liked her finger, put it on her posterior and made a sizzling noise. Ok, that didn't happen, but it should have!

h/t LGF