by R J Shulman
Robert’s blog post
May 16, 2008
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – President Bush defended the actions of his grandfather, Connecticut Senator Prescott Bush, who not only supported the Nazi regime before World War II, but financed and traded with the Third Reich. “He only traded with the good Nazis,” Bush said, “who could have known that Hitler would have turned bad, just like who could have known the levies would break in New Orleans.” Bush spoke from Saudi Arabia to defend the comments he made in Jerusalem attacking Senator Barack Obama’s position of talking with enemies. Bush had said such action was equivalent to appeasing the Nazis in 1938.
“I didn’t even mention Obama, when I speachicated about how bad it is to talk when you should be shock and aweing.” Bush said. “You know the old saying about if the shoe fits. Well, if Obama thinks those sneakers are his size, then he is just like Wilt Chamberlain who appeased the Nazis.”
Bush was asked by a reporter if he planned to preemptively attack Iran, commenting that Bush is the only modern leader to preemptively invade a country. Bush answered, “I am not the only one. Don’t forget Poland,” referencing Germany’s preemptive invasion of Poland in 1939 in which Germany claimed Poland had weapons of mass destruction. The invasion started World War II. Bush will end his last Middle East trip on Saturday after he visits a few more world leaders and rattles a few more sabers.