Friday, May 16, 2008

Bush's Appeasement Remarks

George Bush's appeasement remarks to the Israeli Parliament were nothing less than political trash talk and were inappropriate at the least. If he is going to campaign for his "home boy," McCain, he should make remarks like that at home, not in another country. It's obvious he was using that stage to appeal to Israeli supporters at home.

I have written this before, but I will do it again. Bush has an aversion to diplomacy. Somehow, he equates it with appeasement or weakness. Being willing to open a dialogue with countries, not terrorists, that you oppose does not mean that you give in to their demands. It means that you meet them face to face and present your concerns and hear theirs. In the event that there is some middle ground that you can agree on, then you discuss it. If you never sit and talk with them, you will never have the opportunity to win them over or at least settle some differences. We negotiated with the Russians throughout the Cold War.

McCain has tried to distance himself from Bush on the campaign trail, but it's obvious that Bush is campaigning for McCain. They are soul buddies. McCain is totally in bed with Bush's war in Iraq and, I am sure, welcomed Bush's remarks to the Israelis. He didn't have to make the statement and be accused of dirty politics. Let the man, who is already known for his dirty politics, say it for him. The Republicans are very good at this sort of campaigning. The Swift Boat Veterans are a good example.

Ultimately, this kind of politics may fail the Republicans this year. They have lost special elections in the last few weeks, some of which were for traditionally Republican seats. George Bush's campaigning may be good for the Democrats, because the American people appear to be fed up with his shotgun diplomacy, his poor and corrupt management and his awful and unnecessary invasion of Iraq.

1 comment:

Doug Robertson said...

Once again, perfectly said. Your posts require nothing by way of comment other than, "Amen brother!"

Keep them coming.