Does Jimmy Carter see Obama in the Mirror?

May 16, 2008 · Filed Under Foreign Policy, Jimmy Carter 

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There is a post at that the White House reports that President Bush was referencing Jimmy Carter and his meeting with Hamas when he said the following:

“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 told the Knesset in Jerusalem on May 15, 2008.”

“We have heard this foolish delusion before,” he said. “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.”

Interesting that this comment put Obama on the defensive.