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Joe Biden Calls President Bush’s Speech to Israel Bullshit

May 15, 2008

 Today President Bush spoke to Israel at the Knesset, and said the following:

“some people” believe the United States “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,” Bush said. “As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all 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.”

 Needless to say, this drew the ire of the left who just assumed he was referring to Barack Obama. They came out in full force against President Bush today. Joe Biden even called the president’s remarks bullshit.

“This is bullshit, this is malarkey. This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset … and make this kind of ridiculous statement.”

 Some others who lambasted the president were Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and Barack Obama. Here is what they had to say.

John Kerry:

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said that Bush “is still playing the disgusting and dangerous political game Karl Rove perfected, which is insulting to every American and disrespectful to our ally Israel. George Bush should be making Israel secure, not slandering Barack Obama from the Knesset.”

 Harry Reid:

“Not surprisingly, the engineer of the worst foreign policy in our nation’s history has fired yet another reckless and reprehensible round,” said Reid. “For the President to make this statement before the government of our closest ally as it celebrates a remarkable milestone demeans this historic moment with partisan politics.”

Dick Durbin:

“There is no escaping what the president is doing,” said Durbin, who supports Obama. “It is an attack on Sen. Obama’s position that we should not be avoiding even those we disagree with when it comes to negotiations and diplomacy.”

Durbin called Bush’s remarks “unfair and really unfortunate.”

 Hillary Clinton:

President Bush’s comparison of any Democrat to Nazi appeasers is both offensive and outrageous on the face of it, especially in light of his failures in foreign policy. This is the kind of statement that has no place in any presidential address and certainly to use an important moment like the 60th anniversary celebration of Israel to make a political point seems terribly misplaced. Unfortunately, this is what we’ve come to expect from President Bush.

 The list goes on and on.

  Wasn’t it Hillary Clinton that has been criticizing Obama for his willingness to talk to terrorists without any pre-conditions? I think so. I do find it ironic however, that Hillary Clinton mentions comparing Democrats to Nazi appeasers, and is appalled. You know what appalls me? When Dick Durbin, who also threw in his two cents, compared our military to Nazis and Pol Pot. HE COMPARED OUR SOLDIERS TO NAZIS, and that is forgotten.

“If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.”

 You know what else offends me? When John Kerry, who also chimed in today, claimed that our soldiers were terrorizing Iraqis.

“And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children

 Oh the hypocrisy of the left, it makes for great fodder. But the immediate response by Obama and the rest of the high ranking left has to make you wonder. Do they feel guilty about something? Why did they all just assume that the president was talking about Barack Obama? Do they think that what the president said was true about Barack Obama? It sounds to me as though the Democrats have many private reservations about nominating Barack Obamaas he is perceived as very weak on national security. This over reaction just shows us how sensitive the Democrats are about their glaring weakness when it comes to national security.

 As far as Joe Biden calling the President’s remarks bullshit, remember he left us with this glittering jewel when describing Barack Obama not all that long ago.

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,”

  Nice huh? The first articulate, bright, and clean African-American. Could you imagine the uproar if President Bush had used those terms to describe Barack Obama?

 With all that said, President Bush was throwing a dart at the Democrats in general, and it must have hit home if it drew the kind of reaction that it did. Maybe they need to look into the mirror.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger Beddecker permalink
    May 15, 2008 9:27 pm

    Nice job at unveiling Dem hypocrisy yet again. Ironically in this case Bush wasn’t even talking about Obama, but rather Secretary of Defense Robert Gates who only yesterday called for “discussion with Iran.” I think Bush is none too happy with his own and wasn’t even swiping at Barack.
    “We need to figure out a way to develop some leverage with respect to the Iranians and then sit down and talk with them. If there’s going to be a discussion, then they need something, too. We can’t go to a discussion and be completely the demander with them not feeling that they need anything from us.” – Robert Gates, May 15, 2008


  2. May 16, 2008 1:16 am

    I don’t think Joe Biden wants to know what my frank opinion of him is ;-)))). What a jerk!!

    I just finished posting on Bush’s speech so I’ll have to add your post to my links.


  3. Jill Gabriel permalink
    May 16, 2008 9:44 am

    How are Democrats expected to not be on the defensive in regards to republicans remarks? That’s been the name of the game, fearmongering, ever since President Nixon’s campaign in 1970. republicans know nor have practiced any other game. bush is a terrorist- and this country is is so driven by fear that we’ve continuously fed the hateful beast that is his propaganda, that it’s grown into his very own watchdog that sits just outside of Washington DC, keeping any dissenters and information seekers at bay. I’m sure that people will laugh at this comment. I pity this country and the state that it is in. Our forefathers would weep if they saw the state of affairs today. Shame on our government. “We the people” are sheep, exhausted by the constant barrage of fear and rhetoric that eats away at our collective will to flourish peacefully.


  4. May 16, 2008 7:24 pm

    I won’t laugh at your comment. It is far too sad to laugh at. To think someone could have such disdain and hatred for the greatest country in the world is no laughing matter.
    You are right on one point though, the founding fathers would weep at the state of affairs today, but not because of the reasons you stated, the founding fathers didn’t have any problem fighting for what they believed in. They never envisioned a socialist government that provided everything for the people, and encouraged people to become dependent on the government. They believed that people could make it on their own and that the government was peripheral. They never envisioned a government where people were so eager to suckle at the teat of big government.


  5. Deb permalink
    May 18, 2008 3:04 pm

    You are a sheep because you let yourself be a sheep. This is still a free country, take care of yourself. Although I respect everyones right to free speech, I am deeply offended at “bush is a terrorist”. First of all, don’t believe everything you read (1st step to recovering from being a sheep), second, The Presidents name should always be capitalized.


  6. May 18, 2008 9:14 pm

    Not to mention being preceeded by the word “president”.


  7. Joseph permalink
    May 20, 2008 12:01 pm

    If America and President Bush are so awful, why don’t you move to Iran?
    I’m sure your freedom of speech will be much more respected, I mean, all the government will make you do is wear a bourka (head to foot overing) when your outside. If you refuse to wear it, they will chop your hands off. On second offense they will slit your throat in public.
    Now that is lack of freedom.


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