"A Moron says what?"
“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. We have heard this foolish delusion before... We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.” President Bush
“It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel’s independence to launch a false political attack... 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.” Barack Hussein Obama
"An appeaser says what?"
Meanwhile in the blog roundup, Boker Tov Boulder has a petition to the Presidential candidates on Israel
McCain, Clinton, and Obama need to hear from us that meaningless platitudes and weak leadership won't cut it anymore to make you Israel's best friend. Let's demand strong American leadership that will stop meddling in the conflict between the Arabs and the Israelis. The only path to peace and security for the whole Middle East is to allow the parties to resolve their conflicts without outside interference.
Which is all that's really needed.
Over at the Midnight Sun blog Aurora has more on Obama's disastrous UN Giveaway
The American economy is just about to be hit with a series of staccato hits likely to decimate it even further if Obama has his way. He is sponsoring something called the Global Poverty Act (S.2433) which is going to cost the American taxpayers $845 billion in the form of a global tax on all Americans. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
According to some conservative sources, this disastrous legislation could eventually force U.S. taxpayers to fork over as much as 0.7 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product — or $845,000,000,000.00 — on welfare to third-world countries.
Over at IsraPundit, Ted Belman writes on the whole appeasement situation
This issue, namely the different approaches to national security, has been at the forefront of the debate between the GOP and the DEMS throughout Bush’s presidency. It is only natural that Bush defend his approach and record. Obama can’t bash Bush’s approach throughout his campaign and not expect a comeback.
with some citations from Debka.
The word “never” was inserted in the final version when Kurtz and Ross insisted on the statement being strengthened. What Obama left out tellingly was a reference to “radicals,” namely Iran. By leaving “the world’s leading sponsor of terror” out of his response, he allowed the president to underscore his lack of an organized policy position on Iran.
Obama’s lobbyists, DEBKAfile’s sources report, made a point of talking to most of the American Jewish leaders attending the international conference and asked them to support the Democratic senator’s bid for the presidency. DEBKAfile’s sources heard from some of them that their chief concern is that, if Obama wins the nomination, Clinton’s Jewish supporters will be lost to the Democrats and drift all the way over to the Republican candidate instead of voting for Obama.
Alexander Maistrovoy writes on Drang nach Osten. In the name of Allah! at the Canada Free Press.
Could anyone imagine that in only two centuries Prussia would become one of the main players in the European arena, initiate the two most terrible wars in history and claim world hegemony? However, skeptics would not consider three important circumstances: the belligerence and vigor of Prussians, their support by a boundless Russian empire and the favor of Fortune, whose whims can never be predicted.
If HAMAS gets the West Bank, Jordan can easily be swallowed by the blood-thirsty predator as enlightened German princedoms and liberal cities had been swallowed by Prussia. The result of this will be the creation of a huge Palestinian formation on both banks of the Jordan river which will get in contact with Sunni Arabs in the east of Iraq and the cradle of Wahhabism - Saudi Arabia.
In the south, HAMAS’s success will give impulse to the Muslim brothers in Egypt where Mubarak tries to keep them under control with the carrot and stick. But Mubarak is not eternal, and the Muslim brothers and HAMAS are a Two-headed Ogre.
Israel will come next. The state has been losing its deterrent effect due to “successes” of its own plutocracy and EU Israel-bashing. That’s why it won’t be ready to resist the strong enemy, obsessed by military triumph. Surrounded by foemen it could be torn apart as Poland had been, with the conniving indifference of “the civilized world"…
But it is not the end of story. It is only the beginning. Israel is not the primary target of militant Islamists. They endanger the whole of the world. When HAMAS creates a huge beachhead in the center of the Middle East, the rules of the game will change. It will be extremely difficult to do something. It was quite possible to suspend the rising of Prussia. But it required two world wars, the combined efforts of the international community and tens of million victims to stop Germany.
Over at Magic City Morning Star, Michael Devolin writes on Carter and Democratic Party Anti-Semitism
Jimmy Carter's disdain for the Jews and their Israel is altogether an old and ancient anti-Semitism now streamlined and sophisticated into what I define as "democratic anti-Jewish hatred"- a sort of populistic, politically correct anti-Jewish hatred. This politically correct version is become fashionable and subsequently adopted by Western clergy and academia. The Jimmy Carter version condemns Judaism as being responsible for Zionism, as though Zionism for religious reasons is contemptible; as though such condemnation is perfectly judicious. And subsequently, by force of the propellant inspiration that comes with publicly condemning Judaism and Zionism, these politically correct, democratic anti-Semites feel empowered enough to condemn Israel's Jews for also wanting to return to a land that was once theirs but was long ago ravaged from them by Islam's Arab Muslims. But of course, Islam's pilfering of Jewish property is not an issue with these avant-garde idealists.
Lemon Lime Moon writes on American aid to the world and the lack of reciprocity
The US has given over $328 BILLION dollars in money for food and aid to foreign nations this past year.Just that year alone! Add that up over generations.
Saudi Arabia, that bastian of kindliness and saintliness has earned over 164 Billion dollars this year in oil revenues. They have given NO AID to Myanmar, the nation whose thug government refuses to aid its people who are now devastated by cyclones.
That other bastian of wonderfulness, the Opec Nations, who raked in $674.7 billion this past year alone , have donated a whopping $50,000. to the beleagured people of Myanmar. How generous of them. I hope they can spare it.
Such is the human kindness and love of the nations of the earth.
Over at the Keli Ata blog a piece on Obama, Rebel Without a Cause
Obama isn't struggling internally with who he is. He may be attending a "Christian" church but the values he's expressed are Muslim. He demonstrated disloyalty to the United States. His pastor has stated "god damn America."
If the reluctance of white working class voters to embrace Obama were as simple as his not standing during the Pledge of Allegiance you could write it off as racism or an over-suspiciousness.
No. It's an entire constellation of factors that has people suspicious about Obama. In fact, they're not confused about WHO he is. They already know. Perhaps unable to clearly put a finger on it but this entire constellation of factors makes it clear that he is anti-American, Pro-Arab, racist, and more Muslim than Christian.