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Obama Whines About Bush’s ‘Appalling Attack’

From an outraged Obama campaign and their compatriots at the Associated Press:

[Obama campaign caption:] Speaking before an audience in Watertown, South Dakota, Barack Obama responded to President Bush’s extreme attacks yesterday.

Obama accuses Bush of ‘appalling attack’

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Barack Obama has called President Bush’s comments on appeasement “exactly the kind of appalling attack that’s divided our country and alienates us from the rest of the world.”

Obama criticized Republican rival John McCain and President Bush for “dishonest and divisive” attacks in hinting that the Democratic presidential candidate would appease terrorists.

Obama strongly responded Friday to the comments Bush made in Israel on Thursday and McCain’s subsequent words. Obama told a town hall meeting, “That’s the kind of hypocrisy that we’ve been seeing in our foreign policy, the kind of fear-peddling, fear mongering that has prevented us from actually making us safer.” …

By tradition, partisan politics comes to a halt when a U.S. president is on foreign soil, and Bush’s remarks led Obama to quickly cry foul. The first-term Illinois senator responded to the comments as if they were criticism of his position that as president he would be willing to personally meet with Iran’s leaders and those of other regimes the United States has deemed rogue.

“It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel’s independence to launch a false political attack,” Obama said in a statement his aides distributed. “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…

“It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally Israel,” Obama said in his statement. “Instead of tough talk and no action, we need to do what (Presidents) Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan did and use all elements of American power — including tough, principled, and direct diplomacy — to pressure countries like Iran and Syria.” …

Again, from the very first Democrat debate:

And this is merely one of the numerous times Mr. Obama has stated that he would meet with Ahmadinejad and other terrorist leaders.

But he has always been a liar. (As well as an appeaser.)

That’s about the only thing we know about him.

And speaking of mendacity:

By tradition, partisan politics comes to a halt when a U.S. president is on foreign soil, and Bush’s remarks led Obama to quickly cry foul.

It’s hilarious to see the AP parroting this blatantly false DNC talking point.

But one supposes they have to do what they are told.

(Thanks to Brian Mooney for the Obama clip heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 16th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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