May 24, 2008

WITH FRIENDS LIKE CABANA BOY...:

The Wisdom In Talking (John F. Kerry, May 24, 2008, Washington Post)

Instead of backing Bush's toxic rhetoric, McCain should have called George H.W. Bush's secretary of state, James Baker. After years of stonewalling, the administration grudgingly tested the Baker-Hamilton report's recommendation and opened talks with Iran -- albeit low-level dialogue restricted to the subject of Iraq. Is James Baker an appeaser, too?

He's kidding, right? There's no one so evil nor any act too despicable that James Baker wouldn't engage in it if he saw some personal advantage to be had.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 24, 2008 5:27 PM
Comments

I look forward to the media doing a "hillary" on Kerry. Not exactly what she wanted, but could be more flattering than being turned into a part of speech.

Posted by: erp at May 24, 2008 7:09 PM

low-level dialogue

Nuance: low-level dialogue (Baker) vs unconditional dialogue between a US president and the president of a terrorist state (Obama)

Obama's unconditional talk is elevating the president of a terrorist state to the status of the president of the United States, is appeasing the terrorist president.

Did the master of nuance, the second JFK, lose his touch, or did he just try to muddy the water.

Posted by: ic at May 25, 2008 1:43 AM

I go for muddy.

Kerry knows how deadly the 'appeasement' charge is, so he wants to splatter some on the GOP. But Baker is the wrong target - if Kerry had been consistent, he would have gone after Chuck Hagel.

Posted by: ratbert at May 26, 2008 9:16 AM
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