It is nice to see the President finally acknowledge the success of President Bush's war policy. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
Here is a comparison of President Bush's remarks and President Obama's:
Obama: "We Did Not Ask for This Fight"I certainly didn't do the work of finding these quotes. Guess who did? Michael Moore! Check out his website to see how livid the left is with the President.
Bush: "We Did Not Seek This Conflict"
Obama: "New Attacks are Being Plotted as I Speak"
Bush: "At This Moment ... Terrorists are Planning New Attacks"
Obama: "Our Cause is Just, Our Resolve Unwavering"
Bush: "Our Cause is Just, Our Coalition [is] Determined"
Obama: "This Is No Idle Danger, No Hypothetical Threat"
Bush: "The Enemies of Freedom Are Not Idle"
Obama: "We Have No Interest in Occupying Your Country"
Bush: "I Wouldn't Be Happy if I Were Occupied Either"
In the end, the President is trying to have it both ways because he's trying to fudge how this plays on the left. That will not work. We'll see.