In yet another one of these tedious discussions about whether or not Obama is selling out the Iranians (amazing how well the neocons and the Republicans are at getting their message out), Jacob Heilbrunn attempts to refute the latest bunch of nonsense from Wolfowitz, but then offers up the following:
Clearly Obama was caught flatfooted by the protests.
How, exactly? Maybe he was and I just wasn’t paying attention, but what exactly is the evidence that Obama was caught “flat-footed?” I’m sick of making concessions to the right-wing noise machine, and what I have seen from Obama and his team has been reasoned, measured, and pitch-perfect. So how exactly was he caught “flat-footed?”
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Jonathan Chait, who has just been great lately at the Plank, notes that the Krauthammer and Wolfowitz aren’t even trying to form an argument, and based on this piece, I’m pretty convinced that given the opportunity, Joe Klein would punch them both in the neck.