WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Obama Embraces His Inner Bush. “President Obama has deep-sixed the ‘realism’ that marked the first two years of his approach to the Middle East. He has returned to the foreign policy of George W. Bush. . . . The President is nailing his colors to the mast of the Anglo-American revolutionary tradition.” I guess all that “realism” turned out to be unrealistic. They told me if I voted for McCain we’d be getting a reluctant clone of Bush’s policies. And they were right!

UPDATE: A different take from Ron Radosh: President Obama’s Speech to the State Department Means New Dangers for Israel.