Even if Obama were inexperienced, that would be no reason to vote against him. History shows us that an experienced politician usually makes for a lousy president. In fact, the most consistent variable to predict a failed presidency is experience.
We'd walked past it a couple of times, a simple storefront set back from the street with a small porch, a glimpse of tables inside, unassuming. The Key Lime Cafe. Full at lunch-time, we assumed it was a Maryland version of a diner.
There's no question Nouri al-Maliki has been giving the White House heartburn. So it's worth looking back at the Bush administration's private views of Maliki, as stated by Donald Rumsfeld back in 2006.