Friday, May 16, 2008

'Nuff said

(Occasional item taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes.)

This is bullshit. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset … and make this kind of ridiculous statement.

-- U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) (above left), former Presidential candidate and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. The cause of his objection? President George W. Bush's statement in Israel's parliament, during a commemoration of Israel's 60th birthday. Bush likened proposals to meet face-to-face -- that is, to engage in diplomacy -- with adversaries such as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to pre-World War II appeasement of Adolf Hitler. Many others objected. Here's what Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) had to say:

I think what the president said in that regard is beneath the dignity of the office of the president and unworthy of our representation at that observance in Israel.

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