Republicans have been accusing President Obama of having a foreign policy of “appeasement,” but Obama says that it isn’t true. And if you won’t take the president at his word, he told reporters that they are free to ask Osama Bin Laden about his foreign policies.
After making a statement to the press, a reporter asked the president:
“Republican candidates have taken aim at your foreign policy, especially your approach in the Middle East and Israel and accused you of appeasement. I would like to get your reaction to that.”
To which the president responded:
“Ask Osama Bin Laden. Or the 22 out of 30 top Al-Qaeda leaders whether I engage in appeasement… or whoever’s left out there. Ask them about that.”
Here’s the video of Obama’s “appeasement” response.
According to the LA Times, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachman, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney have all accused President Obama of appeasement.
Rick Santorum said:
“The president, for every thug and hooligan, for every radical Islamist, has had nothing but appeasement.
Rep. Michele Bachmann said:
“The Obama administration has confused engagement with appeasement,”
Do you think President Obama is conceding too much to foreign powers? Does the fact that Osama Bin Laden has been killed erase any criticism of appeasement?
What did you think of the president’s response?