Jim Geraghty notices a telling juxtaposition of wire stories, and frames them in a way that the media won’t:
The White House responded to former vice president Cheney’s accusation of “dithering” on war decisions by countering that Cheney had “not focused on Afghanistan” for seven years; the following day, President Obama left for a series of fundraisers in Connecticut and Massachusetts and a weekend golf outing.
I don’t think that this decision should get rushed, and hopefully Obama reaches the right decision. However, thus far he hasn’t much room to opine on focus.
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