I think Obama made a huge boo boo in last night’s debate. When asked what he would do if we pulled out of Iraq and the place turned into an al-Qaeda haven, he said he would re-invade. Smooth as butter, didn’t miss a beat.
The correct answer is: If I thought that was going to happen, I wouldn’t pull out. Senator Clinton dodged the question by pretending it was a hypothetical. Hypothetical it is not. There are few things a Clinton won’t say to get elected, but I think even Senator Clinton balks at saying, Hey, we’d just re-invade that country. (Maybe I am giving her too much credit.)
Obama’s answer–he didn’t hesitate–was cavalier and shallow and callow. This is something the Republicans ought to be able to work with. What a mess Obama World would be.