Thursday, May 15, 2008


In a speech today, Bush said:
"As witnesses to evil in the past, we carry a solemn responsibility to take these words seriously. Jews and Americans have seen the consequences of disregarding the words of leaders who espouse hatred. And that is a mistake the world must not repeat in the 21st century." ... Some seem to believe we should negotiate with the 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."

To which Sen. Joe Biden responded "This is bullshit! This is malarkey! This is outrageous!"

What, precisely, about it, is bullshit? Where is the malarkey? And absent said bullshit and malarkey, just what is outrageous about it? Yet another in the reliable flow of examples of the left's primary tactic. Don't argue, dismiss.

Obama changed the subject.
"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. 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."

Of course, Kennedy, Nixon, and Reagan had the credible threat of force on their side, as well as no 9/11 behind them ... no example of what will happen with this type of enemy if you don't take them at their words. If you don't take their threats seriously. Obama and the defeatocrats have campaigned on disengaging in action and going back to talking.

Many of our enemies have found our weakness. Our desire to talk, our desire to see the good come out in others -- even our enemies. They know if they can get us talking in the parlor, they can work in the kitchen, the basement, and the shed to gain an edge when they feel they have bought the time they needed to do it. Then they call the talks off, and proceed with their unchanged plans. Worked in Vietnam. Worked in Iraq until Bush said "enough" and went in over the screeches of those who have been throwing a temper tantrum since November, 2000.

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