Jul 12, 2008
No more baby nation
I think some of his disgust with Bush's middle-east misadventure comes down to his disapproval of bad parenting. And it lends extra urgency to his current desire to show the Iraqis some tough love, to take the training wheels off, in order to more properly see what we have given birth to. It seems appropriate that America may be about to exchange one leader with lingering father issues for another who has cleared his up. As Obama says in closing, "I resolved many years ago that it was my obligation to break the cycle."