… is gambling that no one in the press will have the backbone to say the obvious: that McCain’s new strategy — reduce troop levels in Iraq to increase them in Afghanistan — is borrowed from Barack Obama. I think that’s a pretty good bet.
And it’s virtually a sure thing that McCain’s reversal of position on where it is that we need more troops won’t be called a “flip-flop.”
In the meantime, if you want to see how a grown-up thinks and speaks about keeping the nation safe, take a look at Obama’s speech today.
Update I can’t see how anyone can say that the McCain and Obama positions are “converging,” though. How fast we get out of Iraq is a superficial issue. The core issue is whether to get out of Iraq. McCain is fully on board with the imperialist program: permanent bases, oil concessions, a huge embassy staff to meddle in Iraqi politics, the whole nine yards. That’s what “100 years” means. Obama wants us out.