Friday, May 16, 2008

Bush blasts Reagan, and his own father and grandfather

Speaking to the Knesset yesterday, the lame duck took a pandering and poll-tested swipe at his ideological and genetic ancestors:
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.
This is a clear rebuke of the policies of St Ronald of Hollywood who negotiated with the Iranians, and Saddam Hussein. It's also some kind of Oedipal assassination of his father, the man who brought Yasser Arafat and Yitzchak Shamir together in Madrid.

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.
He didn't name the Senator because those words were spoken by Willian Borrah, a Republican. He also neglected to tell us that at the moment Senator Borrah (R. Idaho) was enjoying his delusion Bush's very own grandfather, Prescott Sheldon Bush (later a Cowboy Connecticut Senator) was doing business with Nazis.

Bad enough W has pretended to turn his back on his WASP heritage. Now this, too?

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