Dems Furious Over Bush 'Appeasement' Zinger

Anger over Bush's remarks to Knesset unite Democrats
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 6:20 AM CDT
Barack Obama greets John Kerry as he leaves the Russell Senate Office Building after a workout, Tuesday, May 13, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington.    (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
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(Newser) – Democrats stood shoulder-to-shoulder in fury yesterday to lash President Bush for indicating that Barack Obama is like a Nazi appeaser because he supports outreach to countries like Iran. Even Hillary Clinton leaped to her rival's defense, Reuters reports. "President Bush's comparison of any Democrat to Nazi appeasers is both offensive and outrageous," Clinton said.

John Kerry pointed out that even members of the Bush administration have talked to Iran on occasion, adding: "If George Bush believes engagement with Iran is appeasement, the first thing he should do when he comes home is demand the resignation of his own Cabinet."