Emphasis mine. Words, who'd believe it, Associated Press:
Bush gave a speech to Israel's Knesset in which he spoke of the president of Iran, who has called for the destruction of the U.S. ally. Then, Bush said: "Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along."That is his position, but he's invoked the Obama Rules: "I never actually said that I'd meet with terrorists, and if I did, I didn't mean it that way. You know better than to think that of Me."
"We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all 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," Bush added.
...The first-term Illinois senator responded to the comments as if they were criticism of his position that as president he would be willing to personally meet with Iran's leaders and those of other regimes the United States has deemed rogue.
Since Obama has said straight out on national TV that he would meet unconditionally with the heads of terrorist states:
...and since the following statement is still appearing on his Website...
Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.I don't know what Obama's problem is with having his position illustrated accurately and in historical context. After all, it's not as if he doesn't share this appeasement philosophy with more than half of prominent democrats. I mean, if Bush's remarks were directed at an individual, John Edwards, Jimmy Carter or Russ Feingold would immediately come to mind. Or... well the list is very long.
OTOH, Obama did claim that FDR, Truman and Kennedy all negotiated with our enemies without condition. And, he maintains the fantasy that extensive talks with Iran haven't taken place.