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!)
Dr. Zira, I must caution you. Experimental brain surgery on these creatures is one thing, and I'm all in favor of it. But to suggest that we can learn anything about the simian nature from a study of man is sheer nonsense. Man is a menace, a walking pestilence. He eats up his food supply in the forest, then migrates to our green belts and ravages our crops. The sooner he is exterminated, the better. It's a question of simian survival.