Hardly surprising

Thinking about change, change we can believe in, and change we need, the The Editor of the NYTimes:

For decades Republicans fed off of Vietnam and more often than not successfully painted Democrats as soft on defense. In this election, it is the Republicans who have to defend an abysmal eight-year legacy. We are waiting to hear Mr. McCain’s answers.

“The genie of terrorism, chaos and mayhem has been unleashed onto this country as a result of American mistakes, and it can’t be put back into a bottle,” wrote the Wall Street Journal reporter Farnaz Fassihi.