Michael Moore (to Obama) three months ago:
Do you really want to be the new "war president"? If you go to West Point tomorrow night and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple.
Michael Moore yesterday:
Unless we stop this escalation of the Afghanistan war, we are going to have to quit calling it Bush's war and call it Obama's war.
Ok, maybe not so pure and simple.
PLEASE FORGIVE MY LACK OF FAITH: Oh good god:
You're such a good guy, Mr. President. [...] I don't know what your team has been up to, but they haven't served you well. [...] Look, I don't know if Rahm is the problem or if it's Gibbs or Axelrod or any of the other great people we owe a debt of thanks to for getting you elected. All I know is that whatever is fueling your White House it's now running on fumes. Time to shake things up! Time to bring me in to get you pumped up every morning! Go Barack! Yay Obama!
And as for the topic at hand, it's now "The war in Afghanistan has escalated." Thank you, passive voice, for helping yet another person insulate himself from a reality too painful to bear.