Another stunning about face today from the NYT:
(after proclaiming ‘no more settlements)
Obama Pivots in His in Mideast Peace Bid
By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER
President Obama is largely setting aside his demand for a full freeze on settlements in the West Bank.
And yesterday another one :
(after already expanding the war, adding 17,000 troops)
Obama Considers Strategy Shift in Afghan War
By PETER BAKER and ELISABETH BUMILLER
Published: September 22, 2009
WASHINGTON – President Obama is exploring alternatives to a major troop increase in Afghanistan, including a plan advocated by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to scale back American forces and focus more on rooting out Al Qaeda there and in Pakistan, officials said Tuesday.
(after promising no mandates in the campaign)
Obama Open to a Mandate on Health Insurance
By ROBERT PEAR
Published: June 3, 2009
WASHINGTON – President Obama said Wednesday that he was receptive to Congressional proposals that would require Americans to have health insurance and oblige employers to share in the cost. But he said there should be exemptions for people who cannot afford insurance and for small businesses in general.
Obama: ‘Nobody’ Considers Health Care Mandate a Tax Increase
Anti-War Activists Disappointed With Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Plan
President Obama’s plan will take three months longer than he promised on the campaign trail and will leave a residual force of between 35,000 and 50,000 troops, which many Democrats say is too many.
I could go on and on. The ‘exchange’ is actually the McCain ‘plan’ which he argued against.
Crazy, delusional, Stupid?