Harry Reid Calls Bush’s Appeasement Comment Reckless

May 15 2008 Published by under Featured News

“Not surprisingly, the engineer of the worst foreign policy in our nation’s history has fired yet another reckless and reprehensible round. More than seven years into his Presidency and in the sixth year of the directionless Iraq war, President Bush has yet to learn that his brand of divisive partisan rhetoric is precisely what has made America and our allies less secure,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said.

Reid called Bush out on the hypocrisy of his words versus his administration’s actions, “President Bush’s own actions demonstrate that he believes negotiations – at the right moment, under the right conditions and with the right leaders – can both show strength and produce results. He has relied on negotiations with North Korea and Libya, two state sponsors of terror.”

He continued, “And by conducting discussions with Russia, China, Libya, North Korea and Iran in recent years, President Bush has demonstrated his belief that negotiations can be a tool to advance America and Israel’s national security interests. I call on the President to explain the inconsistency between his Administration’s actions and his words today.”

President Bush’s tough talk non-diplomacy almost led to the largest spread of nuclear weapons and technology since the end of the Cold War. Talking tough is not the same as having a clue about foreign policy. President Bush has lost credibility on almost every issue, but none more so, than on foreign policy.

If Bush is against any foreign policy strategy then it is a pretty safe bet that it is the right way to go. Haven’t we had enough blood spilled by this administration? Do we really need to elect a Bush clone?

The truth is that Barack Obama couldn’t possibly do more damage to this nation than Bush has done. It’s interesting that George W. Bush has done more to unify the Democratic Party today, than either of the Party’s two remaining presidential candidates.

Reid Statement:

http://democrats.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=297885&

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