Saturday, May 17, 2008


So G. W. Bush says:

“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,” Mr. Bush said. “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.”

OK, let's get this straight.

1. There were those in the US government who wanted to talk to Hitler before the invasion of Poland.

2. But because of our isolationist policies, they weren't allowed to.

3. And therefore Hitler invaded Poland.

And the lesson we learned is that we shouldn't negotiate with hostile powers? Because what? The Nazi invasion would have otherwise been worse somehow?

Um. I actually passed my logic course in the 9th grade...

1 comment:

Joshua James said...

Interesting, too, seeing as the Dubya has negotiated with N. Korea.

Add to that, Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, was in business with the Nazis, despite bans from our government at the time, Prescott made money off the Nazis until the US finally declared war.

So double irony.

The job of our leaders is to negotiate . . . sometimes with flowers, sometimes with fist, but that's what diplomacy is.

For our President to say, there are some countries we don't negotiate with under no circumstances, it's ridiculous.

Dubya is an ass-clown.