by Max Brantley
Bush has provoked a political firestorm by saying in Israel those who want to meet with "terrorists and radicals" are like those who tried to appease Nazis. He didn't name names or specifics, but the remark has been widely interpreted as a slam on Barack Obama, who reacted angrily.
Joe Biden responds appropriately.
“This is bullshit. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset…and make this kind of ridiculous statement,” Biden said angrily in a brief interview just off the Senate floor.
“He’s the guy who’s weakened us. He’s the guy that’s increased the number of terrorists in the world. His policies have produced this vulnerability the United States has. His intelligence community pointed that out not me. The NIE has pointed that out and what are you talking about, is he going to fire Condi Rice? Condi Rice has talked about the need to sit down. So his first two appeasers are Rice and Gates. I hope he comes home and does something.”