Michael Goodwin | O’s split personality

If this is what he meant by “going Bulworth,” heaven help America.

Beset by growing world disorder, a sluggish economy and big scandals at home, President Obama tried to reset his presidency last week with a long speech on national security and terrorism.

At least that’s what he said the speech was about. In reality, it was — surprise — about him. Both sides of him.

It turns out the president doesn’t like war, but believes it is sometimes necessary. He doesn’t like it when our military causes civilian casualties, but says bad things happen in war.

He believes drones save lives with their precision, but he’s not sure he should have unilateral power to use them. He ponders “profound questions” about targeted killings of al Qaeda leaders, but concludes they are legal and moral.

Does the name Hamlet ring a bell?


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