Obama, the zen master

New theory on Obama’s rush to war: Obama is the zen master. To get what he wants, he goes in the opposite direction. He wants peace and knows that a strike of any magnitude at this time is morally, economically, and strategically asinine. But he also knows that the Republicans will oppose anything he tries to do, so he pushes for war. The harder he pushes for war, the harder Republicans oppose him (not  including the neocons, who masturbate to war fantasies). If all goes according to plan, the Republican peace advocates (see Webster for “oxymoron”) will win the day and we will not strike Syria. Obama will take a hit in the press and from the Republicans, especially the Palin-Limbaugh wing, but he will have avoided war without being able to be accused of being “soft on terrorism,” a label the Republicans will no longer be able to toss around because it will have become a boomerang that will come back to smack them in the face.

Now if Obama would only start pushing for lower taxes for the rich, more fossil fuel usage, a prohibition against unions, and an end to Social Security, we’d all be sitting pretty.