Yes, on this one, John, we have a different take. And on this one, I hope you are right. Unfortunately, his Nobel Speech had much of the same promising rhetoric but nothing much changed after that. I will let Bill’s piece speak for itself. I merely call attention to this part of his opening paragraph:
It’s therefore unrealistic for supporters of the war to expect the president to give the speech John McCain would have given, or to expect President Obama to put the war in the context we would put it in. He simply doesn’t believe the war in Iraq was a necessary part of a broader effort to fight terror, to change the Middle East, etc.
Obama is no George W. Bush.