Saturday, May 17, 2008

If the Appeasement Shoe Fits

Apparently, it’s not polite to point it out. If the Democrats had a convincing story to tell about how their foreign policy focus wasn’t appeasement, they wouldn’t be in such a snit.

But instead, we have Jimmy Carter, America’s Worst Ex-President Ever, receiving a Nobel Prize for his efforts to keep Saddam Hussein in power. We have Nancy Pelosi having tea with Assad. We have Senator Obama’s offer to talk to anyone without preconditions, and whose advisors have already been talking to Hamas (but alas, this became public, so Malley had to be jettisoned. Seems like a pattern here.) . We had every major Democratic candidate for President in this cycle bicker about who could turn Iraq into an Iranian province the fastest.

The only hawkish noises you hear from this gang is their ‘cowboy diplomacy’ initiatives to unilaterally void trade agreements with our allies.

And as far as Senator Obama’s concerned – it’s interesting that he’s got his knickers in a twist over this. Had he just issued a piece that said something like “since WWII every American has recognized that appeasement is the policy of failure and eventual total war. It’s unfortunate that in this day and age, the President has to re-state the obvious. If elected, my administration will devote all of it’s strength to protecting the weak against the strong…” there would be no controversy, and he would have scored big points.

Unfortunately, he played the “How dare he call me an appeaser!!” faux outrage card. This cynical political ploy, from a man who’s chummy with native terrorist Bill Ayers, has Palestinian phone banks working on his behalf, and the endorsement of Hamas, moves the whole thing from a ‘distraction’ into the main event.

And Senator Obama thinks that Israel is a “Constant Sore”:

“JG: Do you think that Israel is a drag on America’s reputation

BO: No, no, no. But what I think is that this constant wound, that this constant sore, does infect all of our foreign policy. “

Well, thank goodness they’re not a ‘drag’. That would be, like a total bummer, man.

But then there’s the “But the State Department agrees!”. Well, that’s part of Bush’s point. The State Department is probably the biggest supporter of buying “stability” at any cost whatsoever.