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Bush 'appeasement' remark in Israel riles Obama, Dems
Sheryl Gay Stolberg,Jim Rutenberg, New York Times
Friday, May 16, 2008
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(05-16) 04:00 PDT Jerusalem - --
President Bush used a speech to the Israeli parliament on Thursday to liken those who would negotiate with "terrorists and radicals" to Nazi appeasers - a remark widely interpreted as a rebuke to Sen. Barack Obama, who has advocated greater engagement with countries like Iran and Syria.
"Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals. ... 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."
White House transcript
CAN THE WORLD AFFORD TO HAVE SUCH A MADMAN ON THE LOOSE WITH ATOM BOMBS IN BOTH HANDS AND REELING DRUNKENLY FROM ONE CRISIS TO ANOTHER? How much longer can the world stand this emotionally unstable near-maniac and his irrational ravings while the earth totters on the brink of his brinkmanship? Does his stooped posture and odd shuffling gait indicate an arthritic condition medicated by some drug such as cortisone which induces delusion of grandeur and similar irrational behaviour? THEY SAY HITLER WAS INSANE, but the world put up with him long enough for him to nearly annihilate Europe, North Africa and threaten America, and along with the Japanese, the Pacific and Far East. MUST WE LET THIS MODERN HITLERIAN MADMAN GO SO FAR as to raise up a new fascist American power which threatens to destroy the Earth? Must we let him even go so far in his power-jealous temper tantrums as to press the red button of atomic warfare in order to save him
Ted Rudow III,MA