Friday, October 30, 2009
David Brooks: Why Can't Obama Be More Like...Bush?
Glenn Greenwald with good take on David Brooks' NYT column today in which he claims to do "good journalism" but calling experts on Afghanistan--who all agree with his own position. Also note insistence that Obama take firm stand and show backbone despite the "complexity" -- like Bush blundering into Iraq? Also note that Brooks never cites "the surge" as Bush wisdom -- maybe because Brooks himself opposed it at the start.
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