Friday, May 16, 2008
I will be discussing the dire ramifications of Bush's idiocy in front of the Knesset but for now...
I wanted to discuss the dire ramifications of what the chief idiot said yesterday to the Knesset. After years of numerous dire predictions for our future sadly none of them wrong I will highlight The worthless but angry response of Democrats. McCain's capitalizing from what bush said, and Israel and Bush's agreement to stop Iran. Hopefully we can have an open thread and discuss all of this and more in the comment section.
First after yesterdays purposeful shot at derailing Democrats on the world stage in Israel that you hopefully just watched Democrats on Thursday condemned President Bush's insinuation that they would be appeasing terrorist states by holding talks, with one going so far as to call his remarks "bulls**t." Joe Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that if the president disagrees so strongly with the idea of talking to Iran, then he needs to fire his secretaries of state and defense, both of whom Biden said have pushed to sit down with the Iranians. "This is bulls**t. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset ... and make this kind of ridiculous statement," he said.
"He's the guy who's weakened us. He's the guy that's increased the number of terrorists in the world. His policies have produced this vulnerability the United States has." Watch more of Biden's comments » Biden later told Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" Thursday that he didn't mean to use a curse word. "I shouldn't have used that word. I came off the elevator and was confronted with what had happened, and I responded. ... I should have just said 'malarkey,' but the essence of what I was saying is absolutely accurate. This is outrageous." The president, at Israel's 60th anniversary celebration in Jerusalem, suggested that some Democrats were acting in the same way some Western leaders did when they appeased Hitler in the run-up to World War II. "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," he said while speaking to Israel's parliament, the Knesset. He called it a "foolish delusion" to think the U.S. can negotiate with terrorists.
Watch Bush describe what he calls a 'foolish delusion' » Biden later asked, "Since when does this administration think that if you sit down, you have to eliminate the word 'no' from your vocabulary?" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, meanwhile, called on Bush to "explain the inconsistency between his administration's actions and his words today." "Not surprisingly, the engineer of the worst foreign policy in our nation's history has fired yet another reckless and reprehensible round," he said in a statement. The president did not name Sen. Barack Obama or any other Democrat, but White House aides privately acknowledged to CNN that the remarks were aimed at the presidential candidate and others in his party. After Bush's comments were reported, the White House denied that they were specifically aimed at Obama. "There are many who have suggested these types of negotiations with people that the president, President Bush, thinks that we should not talk to," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. Doubts about Obama with Jewish Americans were stoked by Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee in the 2008 presidential election, when he recently charged that Obama is the favored candidate of Hamas. Please read Pelosi, Reid and others response
Meanwhile Bush won't be detered as he agrees with Israel to stop Iran! The United States and Israel agree on the need for "tangible action" to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's spokesman said after a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush. "We are on the same page. We both see the threat ... And we both understand that tangible action is required to prevent the Iranians from moving forward on a nuclear weapon," Olmert spokesman Mark Regev said on Friday.
Regev described diplomatic efforts so far to exert pressure on Iran as "positive", but added: "It is clearly not sufficient and it's clear that additional steps will have to be taken". Asked about the option of using military force, Regev said: "Leaders of many countries have talked about many options being on the table and, of course, Israel agrees with that." Bush ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Tehran in a speech to Israel's Knesset on Thursday, saying critics' calls for talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were comparable to the "appeasement" of Adolf Hitler before World War Two. Israel says U.S. sees need for "tangible action" on Iran
We are in serious trouble as we "hope" to move into the future successfully. You know the dire situation still just developing as to the fuel situation, food wars, water wars, future wars, and what it all means to our future. Some of you have read my Manifesto to the World stating what is really going on, why, and how this is going to end up. That said I hope to have an on going conversation in the comments I will just have to step away on occasion. Stay with me!