The Village is a very screwed up place, wired for Republican talking points, observe David Broder damning those dirty effing hippies:
In every instance, Obama heeded the advice of his uniformed and civilian defense leaders and in each case but Afghanistan, he abandoned a position he had taken as the Democratic presidential candidate.
The predictable result has been the first sustained outcry from the left, angry denunciations from leaders of constituencies that had been early supporters. They feel betrayed as they watch him continuing, with minor modifications, the policies and practices of his Republican predecessor.
Yes, because those policies were so AWESOME!
Broder modestly (but just modestly) over-simplifies Obama's policies for to get to his real point, going after those damn liberals for being right again. We opposed Vietnam and were right; we opposed a segregated military and were right; we opposed Iraq and were right; we oppose torture and were and still are right we opposed Iraq and we were right; and yes, Broder, we oppose discrimination against gays, including those who wish to serve in the military. And guess how that one will end up eventually? How do you score Davey?
But we're just not serious people -- the serious people that managed to give us Vietnam, Iraq, 183 waterboardings on one guy in a month, and post-hoc torture to justify illegal wars. And to what end? So David Broder can gloss it over, and say it's all good. Yes, those military guys are always right.
"God help this country when someone sits at this desk who doesn't know as much about the military as I do."
- Dwight Eisenhower
God nothing, David Broder is what matters, just ask him.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]