I guess people can afford to be magnanimous when they’re about to be inaugurated president.
During the election season, Obama frequently campaigned against what he called Bush’s “failed policies” and promised a “clean break” from the past eight years.
Asked if there was anything he wanted to take back, now that he has spent more time with the president, Obama praised Bush’s team for helping with a smooth transition and said part of what America is about is being able to have “disagreements politically and yet treat each other civilly.”
Obama also said he thought Bush made “the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances.”
The question for me is, did he mean it? Does Obama believe that Bush made “the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances?”