Obama Has Given Up

President Obama’s wide-ranging interview with CBS News journalist Steve Kroft was probing to the point that it was characterized by Vox.com’s Max Fisher as “oddly confrontational.” The rest of the liberal publication’s review of the interchange could be best described as damage control, and there was quite a bit of damage to mitigate. The president was outwardly bitter and resentful toward his interlocutor who protested being “filibustered” the president. Obama had been robbed of the luxury of clarity and concision by his own inept handling of myriad international crises, and it showed.