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Obama And Iran: Rapid Meme Demployment

I’m going to point out something you may not have noticed that happened over the weekend. It represents a major shift in the position of the Democrats… particularly Obama. To do this, I need to redirect your attention to the comments of President Bush, as posted here last week [1]:

“Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along,” Bush said at Israel’s 60th anniversary celebration in Jerusalem.

“We have heard this foolish delusion before,” Bush said in remarks to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. “As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of 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.”

Now, along about the same time that Bush was saying this, Obama was saying stuff like this:

WATERTOWN, S.D. — [2] Senator Barack Obama [3] responded sharply on Friday to attacks on his foreign policy, linking President Bush and Senator John McCain [4] as partners in “the failed policies” of the past seven years and criticizing them for “hypocrisy, fear peddling, fear mongering.”

So, Obama is saying Bush is lying, and that Iran is not a threat, as of Friday morning.

But after the Bush speech in Israel on Friday about mid day, Obama’s shifted his stance a bit [5]:

Sen. Barack Obama said Friday the use of military force should not be taken off the table when dealing with Iran, which he called “a threat to all of us.”

The speed with which we traverse the distance between “Bush is lying, Iran isn’t a threat’ to “Iran’s a threat to everyone” is nothing short of breathtaking.  Good thing Obama’s such a physically fit inDUHvidual. The G-forces of such a dramatic shift of direction would normally squeeze mere mortals into paste.

 

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