Are the Repugs incapable of working with the Prez? Has their right-wing DNA been irreparably damaged by the last 40 years of Reagan economics and military drumbeating?
And what DOES McPain want for Iran?
The Repugs did it to Carter, they did it to Clinton, and now the same old strategy with Obama - charge the Prez with timidity and weakness on foreign policy.
It worked with Carter, sad to say.
It worked partially with Clinton.
But it won't work at all with Obama.
Times have changed. It's a brand new world, with a new normal. Though some still love to wave the flag and get goosebumpy with thoughts of war, the vast majority of Americans realize that diplomacy is the only reasonable way.
We simply don't have the military might to do much more than we're presently doing in Iraq and Afghanistan; we have to work with our allies and rely on the international community.
And with the limits of American military power having been reached, it's a God-send for us - to learn how to take our place in the family of nations and how to talk responsibly to the world.
Thankfully, we have a Prez who can do this.
For those who thrill with tough talk and muscle flexing, it'll never be enough.
But for those who want America to be genuinely strong and truly great, it will be more than enough.