Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen!

This is your Bigot! ... I mean President. Sorry:

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. (Applause.)

Ah just what we need in this time of foolish war. Our President comparing those that believe in diplomacy with Nazi sympathizers. Everyone's in a huff claiming that this is an attack on Obama since his Iraqi policies intend to negotiate with those involved with this struggle to make a solution in the Middle East and more specifically in Iraq. Now I wouldn't put it past this asshole to try and attack Obama since clearly the men are complete opposites on the popularity scale, but I don't think Bush cares about that and I think he was instead just attacking those he places in the role of 'them' which currently is about 79% of America. Speaker Pelosi responded with some well crafted tact:

"We have a protocol,'' said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) "Sort of a custom informally around here... that we don't criticize the president when he is on foreign soil... One would think that that would apply to the president, that he would not criticize Americans when he is on foreign soil... I think what the president did in that regard is beneath the dignity of the office of president....

"And I would hope that any serious person would disassociate himself from the president's remarks, who aspires to leadership in our country,'' said Pelosi, asked if this was an allusion to McCain. "Any serious person,'' she said. "Any serious person."

I agree with those sentiments. This is beneath the President, but she didn't say that. She said it was beneath the office. And this is one hundred percent right. For the President of the United States to attack the sentiments of the majority of America and paint a thick brush that includes Nazi sympathizers, he is clearly gone too far.

And Obama himself returned a written reaction:

"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," Obama said in a written response to Bush's speech. "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," Obama said, "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.''

This is exactly right, and to be fair, Hillary Clinton also made similar remarks claiming Bush's speech as "offensive and outrageous. This President has survived threat of impeachment because we as Americans don't want to push Congress to stop this man. He only has 7 months left in office. And while those months are sharply overshadowed here by our election process, it is the responsibility of our government to prevent these egregious statements being made abroad. We might be swamped with debates and decisions, but the rest of the world still sees Bush, the leader of the free world, blaming Americans for his failures and enforcing the position that anyone who doesn't think that the sun shines out his ass is a traitor to the country, to democracy and to freedom. This is the biggest lump of bullshit ever to walk in a suit folks. And there he is... your American President. May he burn in a fiery hell for eternity the stupid son of a bitch.

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