Methinks Obama Doth Protest Too Much

May 20, 2008 · Filed Under Foreign Policy, News ·  

Obama continues to make a fuss about the speech from President Bush last week in Israel.

President Bush said, “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.”

I don’t see a reference to Obama or Democrats in those words, but Obama sure did.

Apparently, Senator Obama sees the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea as “terrorists and radicals”, because he agreed to meet with those folks “without preconditions” (based on comments he made in a debate in Charleston, SC on 7/23/07), and he read Bush’s words as a criticism of this plan.

Barack Obama called the Bush remarks “appalling” and “divisive” and presented himself as a victim.

“He accused me and other Democrats of wanting to negotiate with terrorists, and said we were appeasers. No different from people that appeased Adolf Hitler.”

Let’s be clear here. Bush never cited Obama or anybody else by name.

I would think Obama would also be averse to negotiations with terrorists and radicals, right?

Obama on Meeting Rogue Leaders without Preconditions

May 15, 2008 · Filed Under Foreign Policy ·  

Question: “Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?”…

Obama: “I would. And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration - is ridiculous.”

Sen. Barack Obama
CNN/YouTube Democrat Presidential Candidate Debate
Charleston, SC