Sunday, May 18, 2008

Don't appease terrorists

Yeah, I'm talking to you and you know who you are.

Well, at least Obama knew who.

President Bush said this:

"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."

And Obama and various other Democrats took great umbrage at that. It must have made them wince when the White House came out and said that President Bush was not talking about Obama at all.

So what is wrong with the idea of sitting down with the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

This is what is wrong with it:

President Reagan talked with the Soviets while pushing ahead with the deployment of Cruise and Pershing missiles in Europe. He spoke softly – after getting himself a bigger stick. Sen. Obama is proposing to reward a man who pledges to wipe Israel off the map with a presidential photo-op to which he will bring not even a twig. No wonder he's so twitchy about it.

h/t BigDog