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“No longer strictly operative”

Posted by Ron Coleman on September 3, 2008

My friend Aziz Poonawala posted the following at Dean’s World:

I found this to be a very interesting essay, which argues that Obama sees Iraq through a lens of sectarian conflict which is no longer strictly operative.

I couldn’t help myself.  Here was my comment:

You have to consider the proposition that it was never really operative, but rather that it was a meme that sounded like an incisive, profound insight but really put a thoughtful looking face on just plain opportunistic opposition to the war.

Well, I can’t make you consider it, Aziz, so you don’t really “have to.”  But “Obama sees Iraq through a lens of sectarian conflict which is no longer strictly operative” sounds like a very euphemistic way of saying, “Turns out Obama was dead wrong, but on the bright side it’s possible that he never really believed what he was saying in the first place.”

UPDATE:  Dream on!

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2 Responses to ““No longer strictly operative””

  1. hydralisk said

    Pure gold! With catchphrases that rich you could go into business.

  2. Bob Miller said

    Obama sees the world?

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