ABC News’ Ed O’Keefe Reports: The Obama campaign is taking issue with a comment President Bush made while speaking to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel’s statehood.
“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.”
Senator Obama seems to think that everything is about him! I guess he did not hear about Jimmy Carter’s distasteful and anti-American act of meeting in April of 2008 with the leader of Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert did not meet Carter during his visit to Israel and Washington criticized him for his contacts with Hamas, which both regard as a terrorist group. It would be much more impressive if the Senator called for Jimmy Carters passport to be revoked for his actions.