Thursday, May 15, 2008

Racism is so yesterday! Unfortunately, remnants of it are alive and well. It is dying out, though, and that encourages this old white lady who has lived long enough to see conditions and attitudes improve.

This just in from our Idiot in Chief:

"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,'' Bush said in an address to the Knesset today which drew repeated standing ovations for his commitment to stand by Israel against all enemies. "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.''

Obama's response:

" It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel’s independence to launch a false political attack. 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," he says. "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, 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."

It will be such a nice change to have an intelligent, diplomatic President Obama in the White House. Only 249 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes.

2 comments:

david santos said...

Hello, Cathy!
I loved this post and this blog.
Good luck.

Zoilus said...

Right on, Mami! We will engender so much good will by electing (not appointing) someone who is not such an idiot to the White House.