I have a favorable view of the Bush administration, so if Obama is being honest this time, I wouldn’t mind it:
The Weekly Standard
HOLLIS: If I can ask one more question. Sort of a follow-up to comments you made yesterday. Will you meet one-on-one with Raul Castro and other leaders of the Cuban government?
OBAMA: Not immediately. But what I’ve said is that if we start low-level talks, and at the diplomatic levels, to explore areas of potential mutual interest, then that’s something we should continue. Our primary interest is making sure the people of Cuba are free. Freedom of religion, of press, travel, and to organize politically, and that would be the agenda. We would press them. If there appeared to be progress in the area of liberalization–as I’ve said repeatedly, I would be willing, if it is going to move the progress, to move forward, with any leader that is willing to consider these issues.
Obama’s maneuvering is fun to watch: temporarily the insurgent against the Democratic Party, then the MoveOn candidate, and now Bush, Again.
So when does he renounce his old positions on trade, capital gain taxes, and COIN?