Time's Joe Klein: Obama Has Better Relationship With Military Than Bush Did
Time magazine's Joe Klein this weekend claimed President Obama has a better relationship with the military than George W. Bush did when he was Commander-in-Chief.
Such hypocritically was said on "The Chris Matthews Show" just moments before Klein noted that the military were "very much opposed" to attacking Libya (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):
JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE: The other thing is there’s still tension between [President Obama] and Petraeus about what exactly, how exactly to close out Afghanistan. I'd say the relationship is pretty good, very, better than it was with Bush because the military hated the fact that he wasn't really doing the job in Iraq.
Got that? The military’s relationship is better with Obama because they supposedly hated that Bush wasn’t really doing the job in Iraq.
However, watch what happened when Matthews brought up Libya:
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: What’s the reaction of the military in these campaigns?
ELISABETH BUMILLER, NEW YORK TIMES: The military was not behind the Libya campaign.
KLEIN: Very much opposed to it.
BUMILLER: Yeah, Gates was opposed to it. They went in kicking and screaming. Did what they had to do.
MATTHEWS: That was a Hillary push, right?
BUMILLER: Well, they, Hillary and a few others. They did what they had to do in the first few days, which was take out the air defenses, and then they said, “Okay, NATO’s problem now. We have two wars going on. We don’t need a third.”
So, in Klein's sycophantic Obama-loving view, the military have a better relationship with the current president than the former one despite them being "very much opposed" to him getting them involved in a third war.
That's liberal logic for you.
*****Update: Almost on cue, Gallup released a poll Monday showing military personnel and veterans give Obama lower marks than the rest of the population.
Nice call, Joe!