So Peter Beinart –Iraqi War Supportin’, opponent scoldin’, Bush enablin’, Peter Beinart joins the merry band of sociopaths and die-hards at Fred Hiatt’s House of Punditry and opines on what Obama must do:
So what’s Obama to do? He has to convince voters that his original antiwar stance still matters, that it’s the key to understanding what makes him and Clinton different now. That’s why Obama keeps trying to connect Clinton’s Iraq vote to her recent vote designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group, suggesting that once again she is giving Bush the green light to launch a war. Unfortunately for him, history doesn’t generally repeat. The Iran resolution was rewritten to avoid any suggestion of military force precisely because Senate Democrats don’t want to make the same mistake twice. In a sense, Obama should be flattered. On foreign policy, Clinton is not the same person she was five years ago. Much of what she says about the Middle East these days represents a tacit acknowledgment that she was wrong and he was right. Unfortunately, in our amnesiac country, you don’t get elected president by saying, “I told you so.”
Of course you don’t, it doesn’t even keep Peter Beinart from getting paid to write editorials.