By now, President Obama's remark that "We don't have a strategy yet" has made the rounds. Republicans were quick to pounce on it, as well they should have(emphasis mine).
But while the White House went into damage-control mode, emphasizing that it was a reference to the lack of decisions about increasing military action in Iraq and/or Syria and not a lack of a broader strategy there, the damage was already done.
As with all gaffes, the worst ones are the ones that confirm people's pre-existing suspicions or fit into an easy narrative. That's why "47 percent" stung Mitt Romney so much, and its why "don't have a strategy" hurts Obama today.
by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth
Yeppers, the quote above from The Washington Post sums it up quite well. As I was watching TV with the wife and we heard the President utter his truth we both looked at each other and said almost in perfect sync, damn that was dumb.
Where is the teleprompter when you need it?
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