For everyone who thinks George Bush is an idiot with a myriad of failed policies and all that, explain the about face already by Obama on his "exit Iraq NOW!" strategy that was a cornerstone of his campaign. My intent is not to start another who is right and who is wrong discussion about last week's election. What is done is done. I am moving along.
But what is interesting is how fast Obama changed his tune after only one briefing. Now there are only two conceivable reasons he would change his direction so fast:
- He never really wanted to leave Iraq and was just pandering for peace votes - Not likely because I don't think he is that big of a liar (read politician). - OR -
- He learned the facts of the world. Things none of us are privy to. The briefings were so
scarysobering that he saw the light very quickly and put the brakes on the strategy.
Now if #1 is true then he is a major flipflopping politician who lied to the nation. But if #2 is true it means that some of the critics of Bush may need to rethink their harsh rebukes. I am only suggesting this for your consideration. But it does make sense. For ten months that is all we heard. Get out of Iraq now. But today we hear the opposite. I can only imagine what changed his mind, but I think it bears careful reconsideration of the actions of George W. Bush. No, he is not perfect and not deserving of a clean slate (just yet anyway), but perhaps he deserves to be seen in a different light not tarnished by vitriolic hatred fanned by a negative media, but looked at in careful review with due dilligence to all the facts, even the ones we don't know (yet).
Just my opinion. Your thoughts.....
Keep it civil folks, I like it better that way.