The Flip Cometh.
We here at the Spot are doing our best to prepare our friends at various Universities, Mid-Town Lofts, Coastal Elites, Beltway Insiders, and certain minority groups for the inevitable moment when they realize that he's about to become Sabbatai Zevi.* Our shoulder is there for you to cry on, and whenever you need us, we're here for you.
The original Obama plan, still on his website, promises: “Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months.
That was then, baby, this is now:
"What I said this morning and what I will repeat because it's consistent with what I've said over the last two years is that in putting this plan together, I will always listen to the advice of commanders on the ground, but that ultimately, I'm the person who is making the strategic decisions."I can tell you exactly what he'll find when he gets to Iraq. He's going to find that the Surge-which he's always supported, except when he didn't-has reduced violence, and that the Iraqi government is making progress toward all 18 of our benchmarks. He'll praise General Petreus' strategy, and the work our troops are doing. Maybe at some point he'll even utter the phrase, 'Finish the Job.'
All this stuff now? That's just laying the groundwork so the press doesn't have to work so hard to cover for him.
Amazing how "Change We Can Believe In" becomes "Expediency That Will Get Me Elected," isn't it, oh followers of the Messiah of the New Politics. Amazing, also, how sometimes that Oceania seems to be at war with Eastasia, when just yesterday, it was at war with Eurasia.
* A 17th-century Jew who claimed to be the Messiah. He later converted to Islam. More on him: