Thursday, May 15, 2008

If The Shoe Fits

Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have taken great offense to a statement made by President Bush today. Bush said "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,...". Obama says this is a false accusation "a false political attack". Nancy Pelosi called the statement beneath the office. Senator Biden said the statement is BS. Tough statements from the Democrats condemning remarks made by the President.

I must ask my self why the tough talk and condemnation? Was the statement a false accusation? Was the statement aimed at Barack Obama? I would bet the farm that the reason for the tough stand against the comments by Bush is because the democrats know they are weak on foreign policy. Barack Obama calls the statement a false attack. Yet it was Obama who said he would initiate dialog with Iran within the first year in office without any pre-conditions. Even though Iran supports Hamas and Hezbollah. It was Obama who called Isreal a "sore" just the other day. It was Nancy Pelosi who engaged in dialog with the president of Syria. Former President Carter just visited with terrorists in the middle east and routinely has discussions with Hugo Chavez. This behavior does not support the idea that the comment was BS as Senator Biden would say or a false attack as Obama would say. No it seems that this is indeed the stand the democrats would take in regards to foreign policy. So why the strong offense to the statement?

If the democrats believe in dialog with terrorists why not stand up and defend their position? It seems to me that the democrats must believe in establishing diplomatic relations with rogue states and terrorist organizations. So why the false outrage?

The false outrage is a typical political act. The act of denial and outrage is the initial reaction all politicians make when controversy is stirred. Think Richard Nixon and his "I am not a crook" statement. Think Bill Clinton and his "I did not have sexual relations with that woman".

This false outrage displayed by the democrats is nothing more than rallying the base while hoping the issue goes away. No democrat wants to be painted as weak on foreign policy or weak on terrorism. They know the party stand is to engage in dialog with hopes the terrorist and rogue states will leave us alone. The "Ostrich Syndrome" is the foreign policy espoused by the leftists. Yet they do not like it when they are called on it. Obama took personal offense even though the comment mentioned no one in particular with the exception of the American Senator 69 years ago. Yet all the false outrage.

It has been my experience that those that scream the loudest about harsh remarks are those which the remarks most effect. The truth always hurts. When the shoe fits you will usually find what you are looking for. Is it any wonder why Americans historically view the Democrats as weak on foreign policy?

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