It's Not the Color of One's Skin...

it's the thinness thereof. President Bush's speech in Israel contained this bit:
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. 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.

Senator Obama and his campaign took this to be a political attack against Obama and his foreign policy, and are outraged. It seems we aren't supposed to criticise the Messiah for his positions. I guess it's time to move beyond the destructive politics of policy analysis. Grow up Barry, you're running for President.

2 comments:

Jim Masterson said...

Bush wasn't talking about Obama. He was really talking about Carter. But if the shoe fits . . . .

SteveBrooklineMA said...

I agree, Bush's statements seem more directly applicable to Carter, and that was probably his intent. Obama's camp seems to have gone out of their way to be "offended."