Monday, March 19, 2007
Bush changing positions
Here's a link to my most recent column for antiwar.com, in which I make the case that President Bush, whom I and many others have criticized for stubbornness and clinging to policies that don't work despite facts on the ground, is capable of almost monumental switcheroos. The most notable have been making a deal with North Korea after stating clearly that this administration wouldn't even talk to representatives of the Hermit Kingdom, and meeting with Iran over the chaos in Iraq. What might really have happened vis-a-vis the Middle East, however, is that Saudi Arabia got tired of watching the U.S. screw things up and decided to take open action rather than operating from behind the scenes as has been its preferred modus operandi.