Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dusting off the old playbook

When you lose the L.A. Times:

President Obama last week decided to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other accused Sept. 11 conspirators before a military commission in the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, rather than in a civilian court in the United States. It's the latest example of Obama, who was acidly critical of George W. Bush's policies in the war on terror, embracing those policies or acquiescing in their continuation. Explanations abound: an assertive Congress, a lack of public support, a seductive bureaucracy or a change in Obama's thinking from candidate to president. Each example tells a different story, but the end result is disappointing. And the responsibility ultimately lies with the president.

A while back, we had a series titled "WW( )D?" that chronicled, against all the conventional wisdom of what we were told, just how similar were the policy positions and governing styles of Barack Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush.

We stopped because we just became exhausted by the repetition of it all. It seemed like we were doing one a week such was the numbing and dogged consistency in which Team O pursued the Bush presidential template.

Anyway, not having fully recovered from this stupor, we're not sure we will resurrect the series but to pick up the slack while we clear the cobwebs from our alleged mind, B-Daddy ticks off the laundry list of items that now make-up Bush 2.0.

1 comment:

SarahB said...

Bush 2.0...that would make a great t-shirt.