Obama calls Bush remark in Israel “false political attack”

The Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said: It is “sad” that president Bush would use Israel’s 60th anniversary “to launch a false political attack. George Bush knows that I have never supported engagement with terrorists.”
He was responding to the comment in George W. Bush’s speech to Israel’s special Knesset session Thursday, May 15, in which he said: “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… We have an obligation to call this what it is – the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”

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