President Obama likes to invoke his predecessors in the Oval Office, as all Presidents do, but in one sense he is unlike the others: Presidents traditionally try to reach a rough domestic consensus if they are faced with going to war abroad. Mr. Obama wants to smooth everything over abroad so he can get back to his favorite pursuit of declaring war at home.We said essentially the same thing a week earlier, on September 11, elaborating further in our Monday post, “Obama’s Real Enemy is Republicans.”
Thursday, September 19, 2013
You saw it here, first.
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal editorialized: