Thursday, May 15, 2008
Why, Oh Why, Is There No Godwin's Law For National Office?
Okay, enough of the feel good stuff. Back to the righteous indignation.
You know, even after eight fucking years of Bush and his cronies politicizing the War on Terror, politicizing torture, politicizing judicial nominees, politicizing federal judges, and politicizing criminal prosecution, you would think there would at least be one occasion, one proper situation, where he would remain tactful and realize that some places are not the right places to throw out talking points.
You'd think, but you'd be wrong:
As the workday began stateside, Bush gave a speech to Israel's Knesset in which he spoke of the president of Iran, who has called for the destruction of the U.S. ally. Then, the president said: "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," Bush added.
In case you missed that, the President of the United States took the opportunity of Israel's 60th anniversary to accuse a nominee for his office of appeasing terrorists. Because the US obviously has class and prestige to burn at this point. This bullshit was foul enough when cronies like Rumsfeld were throwing it out. Now Bush takes it upon himself to claim that people who want to come up with better plans for Iraq than "Stop the bullshit" are on par with Neville Chamberlain trying to cut a deal with Hitler. I guess when you've hit rock bottom, the only thing to do is keep drilling.
And just to show how deeply wrong this whole thing is, here's Chris Matthews honestly making a decent point about it.