You know that “Middle East policy” covers a rather broader swath of issues than just “what’s up with the Palestinians?”, right? And that the fact that a policy [arguably] doesn’t work doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist?
Bin Laden has very little to do with Palestinians, but he has rather a lot to do with “Middle East policy” (or did until recently, anyway).
Maybe you forgot what you were talking about.
To me this is the amazing thing about this election. The Obama campaign has taken the burden of their candidate being the guy who is “different” and turned it around. They’ve successfully presented Obama as the normal guy and put Romney on the defensive as being the candidate who’s “not one of us”.
I disagree with this. He thinks he’s owed the Presidency because he and his friends have spent so much money. It probably never occurred to him that a billion dollars could be spent on a losing effort.
A yesterday when Collier’s Weekly ran collar ads. Sadly, today the popularity of washing machines and air conditioning has made the dickey with celluloid cuffs and a detachable celluloid collar a thing of the past. A past so distant that very few Tea Partiers even remember it.
We got Bin Laden without torture, notwithstanding the oh-so-grave warnings of the neo con hero Dick Cheney. Instead of reaching for the pliers, the Obama administration used old fashioned detective work. When the evidence was shaky during the Summer of 2010, Obama pushed for more information – all without leaking sensitive material to the media pre-election. No color-coded nonsense for this administration.
Meanwhile, back at Al Q HQ, Bin Laden suffered extensive personnel losses and worse the destruction of his brand. It seems that the Obama’s administration’s decision to consult with professionals and tone down the color coded nonsense was having an effect. Bin Laden even tried to change Al Qaeda’s name – that’s how much the Obama Administration’s low drama efforts hurt them.
Anyway for you kids following at home, here’s a tip. When an organization attacks, conservatives like George Bush respond by… turning around and attacking someone else. That is not a good strategy.