Thursday, May 15, 2008



Republican traitors Prescott Bush, William Borah and the brand they loved

Without mentioning he name in the Israeli Knesset today, Bush likened Obama's willingness to talk with our adversaries as appeasement. Because of the Bush family's very dodgy history with the Nazi government, George II has always been eager to accuse others of what his grandfather was widely reviled for-- except, of course, his grandfather didn't just do it because he was a proto-Nazi, but because he was well-paid by the Nazis to represent their interests. Bush Regime operatives have acknowledged that Bush was aiming his smear at Obama, although no one seems to know which senator he was referring to who wanted to negotiate with the Nazis. Was it is grandfather, Prescott Bush or one of his close pro-Nazi allies like William Borah (R-ID)?
"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."

And, at a time when his own party can't run away from him and his hateful policies fast enough or far enough, is Bush simply trying to drag Obama down into his own filthy gutter or is he just confused? A few days ago I read something in Arianna Huffington's new book, Right Is Wrong that shot back into my mind as soon as I read about Bush's ill-advised comments to the Knesset. Arianna was discussing how the Republican propaganda machine works by distorting, Goebbels-like, real news into spin barely connected to reality. Although the putz she is using in this instance is Hannity, it could just as well be Limbaugh, O'Reilly, McCain, Coulter, Rove, Bush, Cheney... any of them.
Here was Murtha on the troops: "They must have the equipment and the training and they must be certified by the Chiefs of the various services before they can go back."

And here is how Hannity described Murtha's position is a question to one of his panelists: "Do you support the idea of taking away the equipment of troops in harm's way the way John Murtha just described?"

According to CNN, "The remarks seemed to be a not-so-subtle attempt to continue to raise doubts about Obama with Jewish Americans. Those doubts were earlier stoked by Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee in the 2008 presidential election, when he recently charged that Obama is the favored candidate of the Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas, which the U.S. government has listed as a terrorist group."
Obama last week called the Hamas allegation a "smear" and lashed out Thursday at Bush's speech in Israel.

"It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel's independence to launch a false political attack," Obama said in a statement released to CNN by his campaign. "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…."

"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," Obama's statement said.

Obama favors "tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions," according to his Web site, "and is willing to meet with the leaders of all nations, friend and foe." He does not favor talks with Hamas, which he has called a terrorist organization.

Earlier today, the brains behind the downfall of the Republican Party, the unscrupulous cancer on Bush's White House residency, Karl Rove, told panic-stricken Republicans that they "must stand for something." Thanks for him and his White House protege, they do. They stand for, over and above all other things, lies and divisiveness. Americans are repulsed by George Bush, by Karl Rove, by Dick Cheney and by the congressional Republicans and operatives who enabled them. This would probably be a bad time for Blue Dogs like Leonard Boswell, John Barrow, Melissa Bean and the rest to continue to push retroactive immunity for the crimes committed by members of the Bush Regime and their cronies. Howard Dean had an appropriate response to Bush's gutter politics in Israel today:
"On the same day John McCain is talking about putting partisanship aside, the President launched a cheap political attack while on a state visit honoring the 60th anniversary of Israel, one of America's greatest allies. Bush's outrageous comments are an embarrassment to our country, not based in fact and bring us no closer to our goal of ending terrorist attacks against Israel and bringing peace to the region. If John McCain is really serious about being a different kind of Republican, he'll denounce these remarks in the strongest terms possible."


"Not surprisingly, the engineer of the worst foreign policy in our nation's history has fired yet another reckless and reprehensible round. More than seven years into his Presidency and in the sixth year of the directionless Iraq war, President Bush has yet to learn that his brand of divisive partisan rhetoric is precisely what has made America and our allies less secure. And 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.

"President Bush's own actions demonstrate that he believes negotiations-– at the right moment, under the right conditions and with the right leaders-– can both show strength and produce results. He has relied on negotiations with North Korea and Libya, two state sponsors of terror. And by conducting discussions with Russia, China, Libya, North Korea and Iran in recent years, President Bush has demonstrated his belief that negotiations can be a tool to advance America and Israel's national security interests. I call on the President to explain the inconsistency between his Administration's actions and his words today."



At 10:14 AM, Blogger Bruce said...

Bush not only failed to mention his own family's support for Hitler (The nazi tanks Dubya mentioned were paid for with money Prescott Bush made available.), but Bush also fails to mention that his own Secretary Rice and Secretary Gates have called for meeting with Iran. You can bet that the media will not remind America of any of these facts.

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Sun Tzu said...

Prophecy, Bush, Israel and Myanmar

President Bush’s Knesset speech has created a furor and those who fear and resent the truth have reacted accordingly. Whether or not the speech was really directed at Obama and his ilk is for Bush to know and the world to wonder. The truth as President sees it is that negotiating with bad people is generally bad business. He provided ample history to make his point, and none of his protagonists have demonstrated where negotiating with really bad people makes much sense—at least historically. This brings me to the question of Myanmar. Here we have a regime that is among the most brutal in the world, at least in modern times. To say the least, they are bad guys. If two weeks ago, they expressed an intention to kill 150,000 of their citizens, just on general principles, the world understandably would have been outraged. But how much negotiation would have prevented them from doing it. Threats maybe, but not negotiation. For the last two weeks the International Community has been unable to negotiate even the slimmest of access to Myanmar to provide humanitarian relief. One would likely think that if you can’t negotiate with bad guys when the only thing at stake is humanitarian relief, then negotiations when our freedom and our way of life is on the table might not be a prudent thing to do.

At 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job! :)


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