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.
To Nancy Pelosi, such a comment is "beneath the dignity of the office" (but, of course, cozying up to Syria's Assad isn't beneath the dignity of hers).
Dem congressman Rahm Emmanuel has picked this moment to whine about politics aren't stopping at the water's edge. First, what President Bush said isn't politics -- it's fact. Second, it's refreshing to see Democrats concerned about such matters, especially after years of Jimmy Carter's foreign policy debacles and the Dems' own cynical efforts to make political hay out of the war in Iraq. Finally, it would be refreshing change to see the Democrats denounce America's adversaries with even half the passion they reserve for condemning President Bush.
Give me a break. If you're upset that America's president opposes negotiating with terrorists and radicals, looks like you've found your party. Vote Democrat -- they apparently agree with you.
That's the difference in a nutshell: Democrats are willing to talk to the terrorists; Republicans want to defeat them.