The conundrum of Indiana Jones...


George Bush in Israel...

Seizing on one passage of President George Bush's speech before the Israeli Knesset referencing the historical Jewish struggle against terrorism and the idea that diplomacy can forestall deadly conflict...

"Some seem to believe that 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 I could only have talked to Hitler, all 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."

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Joseph Biden and others rushed to condemn Bush for playing politics and aiming his remarks against them.

If the shoe fits...

"Democratic House leaders are calling out President Bush for a speech in Israel in which he seemed to suggest that Sen. Barack Obama wants the United States to 'negotiate with terrorists.'"  [Reference]

"The White House insists that Bush was 'referring to a wide range of people, not any single person.' But Obama's campaign says it appeared to be a swipe at him, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Bush's remarks were 'beneath the dignity of the office of the president and unworthy of our representation' at the celebration of Israel's 60th anniversary." [Reference]

"As Pelosi was speaking, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued a statement in which he said: 'The tradition has always been that when a U.S. president is overseas, partisan politics stops at the water's edge. President Bush has now taken that principle and turned it on its head: for this White House, partisan politics now begins at the water’s edge, no matter the seriousness and gravity of the occasion. Does the president have no shame?'” [Reference]

"Hillary, today in Rapid City, South Dakota, defended Obama from President Bush's apparent comparison of him to Neville Chamberlain, Ken Vogel reports."

She told reporters:

"President Bush’s comparison of any Democrat to Nazi appeasers is both offensive and outrageous on the face of it, especially in light of his failures in foreign policy. This is the kind of statement that has no place in any presidential address and certainly to use an important moment like the 60th anniversary celebration of Israel to make a political point seems terribly misplaced. Unfortunately, this is what we’ve come to expect from President Bush."

“There is a very clear difference between Democrats and Republicans on foreign policy and that difference will be evident once we take back the White House." [Reference]

"Senator John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004, called Bush's statement 'disgraceful' and said, 'He ought to apologize to the American people.'"  [Reference]

I don't know about you, but every time I hear Senator Kerry speak, I think of the French with their multiple words for "surrender." By the way, did he ever release his service record? I think not.

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The democrats are all talk and no walk...

What I really fear is that a democrat in the mold of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Ineffectual defense policies and an over-emphasis on partisan politics which breeds chaos, crime and corruption.

When I think of a practical demonstration of partisan politics and the unholy alliance between the far-left liberals, the unions and politics, I think no further than the cities of Detroit and Chicago. Corruptions and special interests intertwined to destroy great cities.

Praise for our President...

He may not be an intellectual like Bill Clinton, but he is OUR President, Commander-in Chief and I thank God daily he defeated both John Kerry and Al Gore. We are relatively safe and I am sure that the terrorists and their sponsors know that President Bush will not overlook any attack on the United States (like Bill Clinton), respond by lobbing missiles at a camel in a tent (Bill Clinton) or allow our people to remain hostages for  444 days (Jimmy Carter).

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Memo to the Democrats...

Clean house before trying to run ours!

What can YOU do?

I never thought that I would regard George Bush as the preferred presidential candidate until I saw what the democrats proposed.

With respect to John McCain, unless he offers solid assurances in the area of immigration reform, economics, the management of global climate change and the appointment of cabinet level advisors, he still remains suspect. My personal feeling is -- if there are two liberal democrats in the race, you can be sure to elect a liberal democrat.

Do not vote for any candidate or current politician who is willing to subvert the safety, security, sovereignty and economic strength of the United States or limit an individual's right of self-defense for their personal philosophy, power, prestige or profits.

-- steve

Quote of the Day: "I not only use all the brains I have but all that I can borrow." --Thomas Woodrow Wilson

A reminder from a large improvement can result from a small change…

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. -- Marcus Aurelius

Reference Links:

President Bush Addresses Members of the Knesset | The White House

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS