Ed Driscoll

Forgainst It: 2007 Edition

In a post titled, “That’s not what I didn’t say“, The Economist catches Barack Obama in a Kerry-like moment:

HERE’s a verbatim extract from CNN’s transcript of Larry King Live with Barack Obama from March 19th:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) OBAMA: And if George Bush doesn’t listen, then we’re going to make him listen because it’s time for us to bring our young people home.




GEORGE BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: It can be tempting to look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude our best option is to pack up and go home. That may be satisfying in the short run, but I believe the consequences for American security would be devastating.


KING: Senator Obama, you disagree with that. He says it would be devastating to leave now. You say no.

Why not?

OBAMA: Well, first of all, I don’t know anybody who’s been talking about packing up and going home.

It’s only a fragment from a long show, and there was a commercial break in the way, but, you see what I mean?

Well, yeah. But Allahpundit has a more nuanced take.