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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?

Originally posted to politicaljunkie on Sat May 17, 2008 at 05:15 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Ha! That was fun (2+ / 0-)
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    koNko, kestrel9000

    you really ought to post a tip jar.

    Our economy is a house of cards. Don't breathe.

    by Youffraita on Sat May 17, 2008 at 05:21:16 PM PDT

  •  Ok, go ahead (10+ / 0-)

    Appease me...I really won't mind

    "Just being the President is not a good way of thinking about it. You want to be a great president." - Barack Obama

    by politicaljunkie on Sat May 17, 2008 at 05:22:33 PM PDT

  •  Stamp "FAILURE" on his forehead. (6+ / 0-)

    Im glad Obama is amping up the rhetoric. I want to see ads with FAILURE written all over George W. Bush's face by the time fall campaign starts.

    And then I want to see a picture of "The Hug" with the narrator saying "...and John McCain embraces George W. Bush's failure, literally and figuratively."

    I'm black, and therefore automatically vote exclusively for black candidates. You're white and choose only based on the issues.

    by brooklynbadboy on Sat May 17, 2008 at 05:24:21 PM PDT

  •  It all goes back to who wrote Bush's Knesset (3+ / 0-)
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    koNko, dolphin777, sovery

    speech for him
    He obviously didn't write it himself, and he could hardly read it properly going by the vids I've seen of him delivering it.
    So (and I've asked this question repeatedly) Bush gives a speech to the Knesset on the occasion of Israel's 60th anniversary as a nation, who would be asked to write his speech?

    We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

    by Lepanto on Sat May 17, 2008 at 05:49:38 PM PDT

  •  It is rather sad and embarrassing (1+ / 0-)
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    To think that one of the main symbols of American foreign policy in President Bush going to many countries, making speeches and the press and people of those countries laughing at him.  They know he is a failure of a President.  He must know he is a failure of a president too.  Someone should suggest that he stay in the WH or his ranch until January and not venture out to foreign lands.  He really is a person to be mocked and ridiculed for his "out of touch" failed policies.  

    Very sad indeed.

    "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength", George Orwell, "1984" -7.63 -5.95

    by dangoch on Sat May 17, 2008 at 07:11:22 PM PDT

  •  Ha! (0+ / 0-)

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    George Bush is a Failure

    Tipped & Rec'd.

    When harmonious relationships dissolve, respect and devotion arise; when a nation falls to chaos, loyalty and patriotism are born - Daodejing (paraphrased)

    by koNko on Sun May 18, 2008 at 02:54:52 AM PDT

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