March 29, 2011
HOIST ON HIS OWN DOCTRINE:
Birth of an Obama doctrine (Clarence Page, 3/28/11, Chicago Tribune)
With critics on his right, left and middle clamoring for answers, Obama focused less on details of what we’re trying to than on moral reasons for why we are trying to do it.
They include saving lives, upholding America's "interests and values," asserting the legitimacy of the United Nations and preventing the Arab Spring from turning into the deadly dog days of Moammar Gadhafi's summer. [...]
In short, this is a good war, not a “stupid war” as he described Iraq in speeches that launched his ascent to the presidency.
Except, of course, that he just described the precise reasons for the Iraq War. Posted by Orrin Judd at March 29, 2011 6:17 AM