In another attempt to clear up the mixed messages that Obama is sending out on Iraq, Obama gave another speech yesterday.
By the end of the day yesterday, John McCain and every single conservative columnist had launched into Obama.
Once again Obama proved to be inconsistent, unrealistic and literally on the verge of lying about his previous hard core stances on Iraq.
Even his liberal columnist defenders were having difficulty in defending the garbage spewed by Obama. This particular liberal columnist has taken to calling the lies and the flip flops from the Obama campaign- nuancing.
I don't buy the notion, advanced by the McCain campaign, that Barack Obama has been flip-flopping on Iraq, that he has been cutting and running from his long-held antiwar convictions. And I will shortly demonstrate how he has remained broadly consistent. Having said that, however, there's no doubt that Obama is currently doing some nuancing.
Definition of nuance: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
I am not sure how any columnist, even a liberal one, can justify this statement made by Obama and now his flop to the center as a nuance:
I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse: I think it takes pressure off the Iraqis to arrive at the sort of political accommodation that every observer believes is the ultimate solution to the problems we face there.There is no nuance to this statement. It is statement telling the world that the SURGE WILL NOT WORK.