There have always been whispers that George Sr. really thinks his son’s Iraq policy is wrong. That’s never been confirmed by him personally, but former aides are on the record as saying so.
And now Obama is giving his strategy the thumbs up as a juxtaposition to the his son’s.
I wonder how he’d feel about the following clip?
Moreover, positioning his foreign policy approach in the appropriate historical context is the strategy Obama has been using for quite some time now, and I’ve always thought it’s a damn smart one.
For instance, when he said he’d engage in diplomacy with our enemies and then somebody suggested he was naive for suggesting it, he offered, “Well, that’s what Reagan and Kennedy did.” And what do you say to that? No, Kennedy should have nuked the USSR? No, Reagan should have declared war against the commies?
Biggest question…will this approach/strategy resonate with voters? After all, the elder Bush was a one-termer and Bush somehow got elected twice. Does Obama really have his finger on the pulse?