One minute the right wing is blaming Barack Obama for what’s happening in Iran. The next, they’re giving George W. Bush credit for what’s going on there. Today’s Washington Post (via Think Progress) has spinmeister Ari Fleischer being the first out of the box to claim that Iran’s reform movement is the result of Bush’s “tough policies,” and offering the same bon mots for what’s happening in Lebanon. So, let me get this straight: George W. Bush caused the reformers to come out and protest in Iraq, but Obama caused Ahmadinejad to power grab at the same exact moment?
“I think it’s fair to say the George Bush’s Freedom Agenda planted seeds that have started to grow in the Middle East,” Fleischer concluded.
Does that mean that the beautiful economic garden Obama inherited was because of the seeds Bush planted, too?