As I listened to Barack Obama say today that he would make decisions about withdrawing troops from Iraq based on consultations with the generals, I thought "Why couldn't he have said that in the first place, if his decisions were always open to being changed by information from those who are actually in Iraq?"
Of course, the answer is it wouldn't have pleased his leftwing base during the primaries. Now he's trying to court Middle America...while claiming once again that he hasn't changed positions. In fact, he seemingly has even tried to flip-flop on his flip-flop today, by calling a second press conference to say he hasn't changed his mind about withdrawing.
The man has absolutely no core principles.