While, at home, President Bush is recognized as The Worst President Ever, he squeaked from far shores about "appeasing" Democrats and got the ire of the Democrats directed at him. Obama, swiftly and elegantly, delivered the coup de grace in his presser about the failed President's intentions to link him indirectly to concerns of appeasement and somehow skew the election towards his own doppelganger Senator McCain.
Guess who else is hissing at The Failed President?
The rest of the Middle East, that's who. The hits keep rolling in.
"The Torah-inspired speech of Bush raised question marks over the credibility of the U.S. role in the Middle East," wrote Mursi Atallah, the publisher of Al-Ahram, the flagship daily of the state-owned press. "Bush aims to do nothing but appeasing Israel."
So much for The Failed President's dreams of signing a Peace Accord in the Middle East before his tenure is up.
A front page editorial in Al-Gomhouria, another Egyptian state-owned daily, described Mr. Bush as "a failed president who delivers nothing but a lousy speech."
Ouch! A failed president and a lousy speech! My, my!! And his good friends, the Sauds, with whose leader he walked hand in hand on his ranch into the sunset, what do they have to say about this?
Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal commented on Mr. Bush's speech by saying its understandable that U.S.-Israel relations are special but "it is, however, important also to affirm the legitimate and political rights of the Palestinian people."
In other words, appeasing Israel will not deliver Mid-East peace if Palestinian concerns are not addressed.
Oh how a newscycle turns. From accusing Democrats of being appeasers of terrorists to denying it was aimed Obama to himself being called an Appeaser and a Failed President by the rest of the Middle East. Is there anything that won't go wrong whenever this guy opens his mouth?