President Bush in Israel today invoking history that some have forgotten:
...that is why the founding charter of Hamas calls for the
"elimination" of Israel. And that is why the followers of Hezbollah chant "Death
to Israel, Death to America!" That is why Osama bin Laden teaches that "the
killing of Jews and Americans is one of the biggest duties." And that is why the
President of Iran dreams of returning the Middle East to the Middle Ages and
calls for Israel to be wiped off the map....
Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the
terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they
have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi
tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: "Lord, if I
could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided." We have an
obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which
has been repeatedly discredited by history.
The Democratic response was:
Sounds like the President hit a sore spot, one in which hopefully John McCain will remind the Left this fall.
More-John McCain gets the message.