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.John McSame:
Asked if he thought Mr. Obama was an appeaser — the Democratic candidate has said he would be willing to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran — Mr. McCain sidestepped and said, "I think that Barack Obama needs to explain why he wants to sit down and talk with a man who is the head of a government that is a state sponsor of terrorism, that is responsible for the killing of brave young Americans, that wants to wipe Israel off the map, who denies the Holocaust. That’s what I think Senator Obama ought to explain to the American people.'’Heads are asploding all over the place from the left/sane side of the political spectrum at the audacity of Junior to say such things, but really, why should we expect anything different from The Decider and his sycophants? I grow weary of playing defense against an insane opponent. It reminds me of the saying: Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
With over 80% of the country agreeing that the United States is on the wrong track, it's become inevitable that he will continue to descend into King Lear-like madness as the end of his term approaches (and it can't come fast enough!) Many of us have known for a long, long time how appalling the actions of this regime have been from day one. Unfortunately, these type of diplomatic temper tantrums will continue until Bush's base snaps out of their patriotic stupor and join the rest of us in bringing the charade to an end.
I know what my preferred method of reprimand is, but if history gets written by untainted quills, that will only be the beginning. George's legacy may end up being more like his actual Nazi-appeasing grandfather's than other various tragic figures.
As the end of Act II approaches, my hope is that the country won't write a sequel in November.