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Jacob Heilbrunn: Obama’s Unpersuasive Iraq Speech

It’s hard not to examine President Obama’s speech on Iraq and the economy without experiencing a sinking feeling. Obama employed a number of nautical metaphors about sailing through turbulent seas and storms in his speech, but even he seemed a little queasy about it all. Nothing could have made clearer the extent to which he remains a hostage of the Bush era, both in domestic and foreign policy. His speech did not chart a path to the future but remained mired in the past.

But it is simply not the case that we have endured a long and painful recession. The truth is that America continues to endure it.

via Jacob Heilbrunn: Obama’s Unpersuasive Iraq Speech | Huffington Post.

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