"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... We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American Senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."
Apparently the spectacle of a sitting U.S. President pulling a reductio ad Hitlerum against a political foe while in Israel was too much for Joe Biden, who completely lost it when contacted by phone about the remark:
“This is bullshit, this is malarkey. This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset ... and make this kind of ridiculous statement... He is the guy who has weakened us,” he said. “He has increased the number of terrorists in the world. It is his policies that have produced this vulnerability that the U.S. has. It’s his [own] intelligence community [that] has pointed this out, not me.”
Other prominent Democrats (ok, pretty much all of them) were only slightly less colourful in their language as they piled on to defend Obama against the President's smear.
(BTW, yeah, I know - I'm posting a lot about U.S. politics. Sorry, but I'm finding the sight of America slowly returning to sanity after almost three decades of institutional neo-conservatism to be far more fascinating than watching our own sad excuse of a parliament as they fidget in their seats anxiously waiting for summer break to start.)
(Oh look - California's getting same-sex marriage!)