Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Friday, May 16, 2008

Appease-Porridge-Hot, Appease-Porridge-Cold, Appease-Porridge-in-the-pot...

 

President Bush: "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." [...] "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 the time," [...] "We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."

When Republican's start rattling sabers, it's always fun to remind them that the Republican Party ran on a platform of "non-intervention" in both WWI and WWII. The senator that Bush is quoting is one of those Republicans, Senator William Edgar Borah, the "Lion of Idaho". Also, President Bush's Grandfather, Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush, was one of this country's most notorious Nazi appeasers and financiers.

How can anyone in this country be expected to take advice from President Bush on any matter related to foreign policy? Only a fool would tie their career to such a ridiculous statement. (Oops! That's just what John McCain did!)

Does anybody remember when Donald Rumsfeld said that Democrats want to make sure that terrorists eat their vegetables?
 

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13 Comments:

At Fri May 16, 09:12:00 AM, Blogger Unconventional Conventionist said...

Speaking of appeasement, he's talking to the Saudis today.

Irony is dizzy from being manufactured at such a fast pace.

 
At Fri May 16, 09:42:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

But the Saudis aren't fundamentalist lunatics like the Iranians. Their nukyular program is peaceful.

 
At Fri May 16, 10:45:00 AM, Blogger CDP said...

I also looooove it when Republicans compare diplomacy to "appeasement", conveniently forgetting that the most prominent isolationists were in fact Republicans. ALso, he might have benefited from practicing the word "ingenious" before using it in a high-profile speech.

 
At Fri May 16, 03:31:00 PM, Blogger Jess Wundrun said...

Unconventional: I LOL'd it this morning when the local news, trying desperately to cover the story without pissing off 20% of its old codgery viewrs said "President Bush declared we don't negotiate with terrorists. In other news he flew to Saudi Arabia today...." Honestly, that was exactly the segue. te he.

Dr. Z I am also irked by the whole "wipe Israel off the map" thing. If the president says it, though we actually pay translators who will tell us the call was for the end to the Zionist regime, that means he's just a thick numb-skulled moron tossing off his red meat. And then John McCain goes and repeats it and they both know it's just talk radio bs.

Aaaaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh.

 
At Fri May 16, 05:14:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

grandson of nazi financier taking about hitler at the knesset

i blogged this this morning
how frigging ghastly

meanwhile Susan Molinari, a complete moron keeps saying the what Bush did was SO good for mccain

 
At Fri May 16, 06:29:00 PM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...

I hope the next president frequently takes foreign policy advice from Bush.

And then does the exact opposite.

How could you go wrong by being the anti-Bush?

The man's a failure at everything he's ever done.

 
At Fri May 16, 09:55:00 PM, Blogger Bradda said...

It will be interesting to see if the right-wing talking heads keep with this type of talk or try and shove it under the rug. After the Kevin James Hardball debacle and all. I think they might want to try a new avenue. Even their boy Newt told the GOP that this type of campaign will not work agaisnt Obama, apparently nobody was listening.

 
At Sat May 17, 12:52:00 AM, OpenID theardentthread said...

Vegetables? Let them eat Necco wafers. Or chocolate cake. The democracy, rainbows and puppies will reign supreme with happy underwear for all.

Or am I missing something?

 
At Sat May 17, 07:00:00 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Well, Obama came back with a nice upper cut which flatten bush's ass on the mat.

 
At Sat May 17, 04:55:00 PM, Blogger mwb said...

So does Godwin's Law mean Bush has to stop talking now?

 
At Sat May 17, 05:22:00 PM, Blogger Übermilf said...

"As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, my granddaddy cheered and said, 'Take that, you dumb Polacks!'"

 
At Sun May 18, 01:13:00 AM, Blogger Westcoast Walker said...

"Bush is a big dummy pooh pooh head" - a politically astute observation from my five year-old.

 
At Mon May 19, 07:41:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Unconventional Conventionist: And the Sauidis said no, the will no increase production! His Cheezy Appeazy did not work, his influence in the world is shrinking like a cotton sweater in the dryer!

Randal Graves: This whole matter might be easier to understand if their were less fundamentalist lunatics in the White House, if you ask me.

CDP: Not that diplomacy is only called "appeasement" when a Democrat proposes it! n a high-profile speech.

Jess Wundrun: I understand and sympathize with your angst-ridden assessment. If only the media would explain these things instead of parroting talking points...

Distributorcap: The fact that lobbyist Molinari served as an adviser to Giuliani's campaign should explain her reasoning ability to a degree...

Dean Wormer: Ack! That's what we need! The anti-Bush!

Bradda: Although the GOP's anti-Obama campaign didn't work, I don't think that they have much else to work with! The cupboard is bare.

The Ardent Thread: Chocolate cake and Happy Underpant's for all!

pissed off patricia: I agree! It's too bad the media didn't see it that way...

MWB's World: Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies only applies to Democrats, I guess. ;o)

Übermilf: OhhhhhKeyDohkey...

Westcoast Walker: Ha! I couldn't have said better myself!

 

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