General Eisenhower had a few things to say while he was campaigning for President. This is one of them:
There is a Korean war-and we are fighting it-for the simplest of reasons: Because free leadership failed to check and to turn back Communist ambition before it savagely attacked us. The Korean war-more perhaps than any other war in history-simply and swiftly followed the collapse of our political defenses. There is no other reason than this: We failed to read and to outwit the totalitarian mind.I sure hope Obama is studying history. Because he sure looks like he might have missed a few pages in his previous studies. His opening his presidency with an interview on an Arabic TV station was not a good signal. His sending a peace envoy to solve the Israeli/Gaza problem was not a good signal. At least
I know something of this totalitarian mind. Through the years of World War II, I carried a heavy burden of decision in the free world's crusade against the tyranny then threatening us all. Month after month, year after year, I had to search out and to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of an enemy driven by the lust to rule the great globe itself. World War II should have taught us all one lesson. The lesson is this: To vacillate, to hesitate-to appease even by merely betraying unsteady purpose-is to feed a dictator's appetite for conquest and to invite war itself.
Hamas was not impressed. Unconditional talks with Syria and Iran?
He is the man who had a plan.
Five days before being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President-elect Barack Obama told CBS that he intends to act "from Day One" to stop the violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.How is that working out for ya Barry?
"We are going to start on Day One, we are going to take a regional approach, we're going to have to involve Syria in discussions, we are going to have to engage Iran," Obama said in the interview aired Wednesday night.Uh. Oh. Barry. Once they know you are in a hurry the price goes up. Barry, what you need is Negotiation Boot Camp.
Obama added that while he was committed to Israel's security, the issue must be solved with utmost urgency.
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