Or rather, per his malaprop, “private” ass. No, he didn’t order the attack that saved the captain but he didn’t forbid it either, contra righty fears that negotiation is Obama’s first, last, and only means of conflict resolution. Meanwhile, Jonah Goldberg’s innocuous two-line post last night congratulating The One on the mission’s success has inadvertently turned into a litmus test for early onset Obama Derangement Syndrome, with angry e-mailers and, allegedly, even Rush Limbaugh calling him out for the offense. Follow the last link and read the message he got from someone wondering, “Does rightwing media not know how to do propaganda?” Has it come to that?

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