Talk is cheap – The politics of appeasement

15 05 2008

President Bush finally said something I am proud of. It seems that in his past eight years of public speaking he has done little more than build a legacy of providing material to late night talk show hosts. Well, this week he finally spoke as a true leader of nations to the Knesset concerning the appeasement of terrorists.

“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. 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.”

This really pissed off Senator Barry O’ and the democrats, who are the absolute pinnacles of talky talk, appeasement and symbolism over substance.

“It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth 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. 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 really saddens me that the man who expects to be President can actually believe that fighting the greatest threat to America’s liberty has strengthened Iran and failed to secure America and Israel. The democrats are so blinded by their lust for power that they will twist the obvious truth and play partisan politics to the point where they deny that fighting terrorism is the only way to stop it.

Did Jimmy Carter’s peace efforts in the middle east do anything to stop Arafat? No, it did not. Did Bill Clinton’s finger wagging do anything to stop the escalation of terrorism against the USA around the world and within our own borders? No, it did not.  In fact, it emboldened the terrorists and brought us 9/11.

Did President Reagan’s ass whupping on Kadafi do anything to stop him? Hell yes it did. Did Reagan’s perceived development of the Star Wars initiative do anything to topple communism and the Soviet regime? Hell yes it did. Has George Bush’s proactive offenses on terrorist nations and regimes done anything to protect us within the borders of the United States and our embassies across the world? Hell yes it has.

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7 responses

17 05 2008
calmerthanyouare

Truth First, that’s about the dumbest thing I’ve heard anyone say. Not an American? That’s exactly why he’ll never be elected. The man will never be elected because he is a horrible candidate and if he was a white man he would never have even been considered as a candidate. The dems picked him because he’s black. He’s going to lose the race because he’s anti-American and you’re going to whine and bitch racism and blame whitey as you probably do for everything.

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17 05 2008
Truth First

The world will be a more peaceful place with President Obama since he is a man of the world, not an American.

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15 05 2008
calmerthanyouare

And trollfighter, have another sip of cool-aid.

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15 05 2008
trollfighter

Have another piece of bubble gum.

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15 05 2008
Ben K

Your post is spot on.

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15 05 2008
calmerthanyouare

Nope, the enemy is NOT attacking us if they’re talking to us. They’re PLANNING their attack.

What it’s got us? What HAS it got us exactly? Safety, that’s what. Clinton’s peace tries got us what? Carter’s peace tries got us what? Please explain, because the only thing I witnessed after Carter and Clinton were in office in regards to national security and terrorism were more attacks. Get your head out of the sand.

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15 05 2008
straightrecord

the enemy is not attacking you if he is talking to you. look what bush’s cowboy bluster got us. all of the peace tries you cited actually worked.

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