Cubie solved it. Go look. We are such idiots. We need to start doing our own freaking drilling damn it all.
The President is a flipping idiot. When I saw this, I threw my hands up in the air in defeat. If this doesn't prove what an idiot Bush is, nothing will. Oh, I'll summarize... (ARGH!)
Democrats on Thursday condemned President Bush's insinuation that they would be appeasing terrorist states by holding talks, with one going so far as to call his remarks "bulls**t."
Joe Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that if the president disagrees so strongly with the idea of talking to Iran, then he needs to fire his secretaries of state and defense, both of whom Biden said have pushed to sit down with the Iranians.
"This is bulls**t. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset ... and make this kind of ridiculous statement," he said."He's the guy who's weakened us. He's the guy that's increased the number of terrorists in the world. His policies have produced this vulnerability the United States has."
So, finally someone has just come right out and said it. FINALLY. And what does President Bush do?
The president, at Israel's 60th anniversary celebration in Jerusalem, suggested that some Democrats were acting in the same way some Western leaders did when they appeased Hitler in the runup to World War II.
"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," he said while speaking to Israel's parliament, the Knesset.He called it a "foolish delusion" to think the U.S. can negotiate with terrorists.
And it gets worse when he's put on the spot. He's seriously a fucktard.
And then what happens? The other dumbass wrinkly Republican opens his mouth and spouts off about some serious bullshit.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, meanwhile, called on Bush to "explain the inconsistency between his administration's actions and his words today."
"Not surprisingly, the engineer of the worst foreign policy in our nation's history has fired yet another reckless and reprehensible round," he said in a statement.
The president did not name Sen. Barack Obama or any other Democrat, but White House aides privately acknowledged to CNN that the remarks were aimed at the presidential candidate and others in his party.
After Bush's comments were reported, the White House denied that they were specifically aimed at Obama.
"There are many who have suggested these types of negotiations with people that the president, President Bush, thinks that we should not talk to," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
What can you say to that? There's more, but good Christ this makes me want to pull my hair out. A fine fucking leader we've got there, America. Thanks all you idiot Republicans who voted for someone in who's dumber than a freaking rock.
Doubts about Obama with Jewish Americans were 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 Hamas.
Hamas is an Islamic fundamentalist group that controls the Palestinian territory of Gaza.
"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."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.
According to Obama's Web site, he favors "tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions, and is willing to meet with the leaders of all nations, friend and foe."
He does not favor talks with Hamas, which the U.S. government has listed as a terrorist group.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who leaves later Thursday on a bipartisan congressional trip to Israel, said there is a "protocol" of not criticizing the president when he is abroad, but then declared, "I think what the president did in that regard is beneath the dignity of the office of president and unworthy of our representation at that observance in Israel."
She and Howard Dean, the Democratic Party chairman, called on McCain to denounce the comment.
McCain declined to do so Thursday, instead criticizing Obama's willingness to talk to the president of Iran.
"It is a serious error on the part of Sen. Obama that shows naiveté and inexperience and lack of judgment to say that he wants to sit down across the table from an individual who leads a country who says that Israel is a stinking corpse," McCain said.