Saturday, December 17, 2011

Yes, He Ended the War

“You’d never know it, given Republicans’ churlish silence and unseemly sniping, but the president and the vice president have stumbled and bumbled their way to an acceptable ending to the war that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney so recklessly started. It was a magnificent miscalculation that Obama warned in 2002 was ,a dumb war.‘ […]

Vice President Joseph Biden spent so many hundreds of hours hashing things out with Iraqi officials that he knew the names of their grandchildren – just as Bill Clinton could reel off street names during the peace effort in Northern Ireland.“

MAUREEN DOWD in ihrer heutigen Kolumne in der „New York Times“, gelesen online auf Siesta Key.