– Barack Obama’s offer to meet without precondition with leaders of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words, with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton calling him naive and Obama linking her to President Bush’s diplomacy.
Up next: Obama calls Joe Biden “America’s greatest speechwriter”.
Older politicians in both parties questioned the wisdom of such a course, while Obama’s supporters characterized it as a repudiation of Bush policies of refusing to engage with certain adversaries.It triggered a round of competing memos and statements Tuesday between the chief Democratic presidential rivals. Obama’s team portrayed it as a bold stroke; Clinton supporters saw it as a gaffe that underscored the freshman senator’s lack of foreign policy experience.
“I thought that was irresponsible and frankly naive,” Clinton was quoted in an interview with thethat was posted on the Iowa newspaper’s Web site on Tuesday.
In response, Obama told the newspaper that her stand puts her in line with the Bush administration.
Both parties were weighing the potential political fallout, especially in Florida, an early primary state, a pivotal general election state — and where Cuban President Fidel Castro remains particularly unpopular.
Hm. Wonder if anyone’s going to make sure that Floridians hear this?
If either of these idiots were elected president, Chavez and castro would roll their asses in the streets of Matamoros, to quote Tom Wolfe, and fry them up for dinner before they knew the fork was in them.
Both fools show no understanding of dictatorship, no understanding of the perpetual war against America that castro and Chavez must conduct in order to energize their own communist party bases. If there were no America for castro and his minime to scream about, the two of them would rapidly become lightning rods for all that is wrong in Cuba and Venezuela and would finally have to face the music of their own crimes. That is why the two of them desperately need an America to rail against, and why it’s sustained them for decades. A simple understanding of the warlike nature of dictatorship ought to have informed these two, but this response just goes to show how stupid and venal and despicable these men really are.
And how missing in understanding they are of the Cuban experience in Florida, where memories of the bloodsoaked castroite communist scum shooting children against a wall isn’t something that ought to ever been forgotten. Nevermind that, though, watch them come pandering for the Cuban-American votes anyway.
Anyone out there wanna photoshop some T-shirts of Obama in a Che Guevara beret, a la the iconic lefty photo?
You can thank me later.