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January 22, 2009


I fully agree with Brendan. In addition, I suspect Dowd was utterly wrong in her guess about what Bush was thinking. If Bush was paying attention to Obama's words (which is questionable) then I suspect his thoughts went as follows:

It sounds like Yogi Berra's advice, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." ...How naive of Obama to imagine that he can defeat the terrorists without making some unpleasant choices.... Doesn't Obama know that 61 of the prisoners released from Gitmo have returned to the battle. Who knows how many innocent Afghans they have killed or maimed?... How does Obama imagine he will get information necessary to prevent future terrorist attacks here?...Hopefully he doesn't really mean what he's saying."

Well, maybe that's not what Bush thought, but it's what I thought. Chances are Dowd was similarly attributing her own thoughts to Bush.

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