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The weirdest recent foreign policy trend: Bushies telling Obama how to handle Iraq

The weirdest recent trend in foreign policy is the spate of former Bush Administration types berating President Obama for his handling of Iraq. Honestly, it feels to me like seeing Custer provide advice on how to handle American Indian tribes. Please, haven’t you all helped enough already? (As for John Yoo advocating preemptive war with ...

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The weirdest recent trend in foreign policy is the spate of former Bush Administration types berating President Obama for his handling of Iraq. Honestly, it feels to me like seeing Custer provide advice on how to handle American Indian tribes. Please, haven’t you all helped enough already? (As for John Yoo advocating preemptive war with Iran — that is clearly just him messing with us. Rick Santorum, too.) 

Second weirdest trend: Attacks on Iraqi fortune tellers.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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