Bush says this in a speech at the Knesset in Israel:
"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," the President said to the country's legislative body, "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."
Obama says from his camp:
"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."
There is this song by Carly Simon that says "Your so vain, you probably think this song is about you, your so vain, your so vain". I think it is sad when a Jr. Senator can't let an outgoing President speak in a foreign country without correcting and trying to overshadow. The President is leaving office, let the old man speak. Memo:To Obama: You are not the President. Pretty please, will you let the current one speak without getting all butt hurt when he states a few factoids. Don't take it personal. Don't be so quick on the button to let us know your true commitment to Israel. You should really keep quiet about your policies, because then we know what you stand for when you say hope and change and they aren't just pretty words creeping up our legs. I know you are more popular with the peeps right now than Bush, but not with all of us. Your Senatorial approval rating is in the toilet. OH, what did you say? It isn't because of you, you haven't been in Washington for a few years now. Got it. How about you tone down your superority complex. It's hard to hear the President with your big fat head in the way. And one more thing, did you say Nixon and Reagan? Sphincter says what?