George Bush In Reverse

In response to my post, Andrew Sullivan responds:

But, yes, if Obama blindly insists nothing has changed, has no interest in reality on the ground, refuses to hear dissent, and does not acknowledge the surprising progress that has occurred there recently . . . he would be George W. Bush in reverse. I see no reason to believe he is, but share Jen’s hope that he isn’t.

Hope can spring eternal, but I think all the evidence to date indicates that the “George W. Bush in reverse” formulation is fairly accurate. The simplest first: he has disclaimed interest in facts on the ground. He has declined to meet with General Petraeus and, when he was bludgeoned by McCain into considering a possibility of an Iraq trip, it was not for the purpose of re-evaluating his position but to plot the immediate withdrawal.

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George Bush In Reverse

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