Steve Clemons: Is Axelrod Nuts?

Steve Clemons, no one's idea of a hothead, is dumbfounded by David Axelrod's behavior:

[B]y David Axelrod's own accounting, his candidate Barack Obama has complicity in our nation's distraction from the serious, building threat of organized Islamic fundamentalist terrorism, by not commanding the resources under his control to raise attention. And then of course, Biden, Dodd and Edwards all voted for that Iraq War Resolution in 2002 as well. Did they all help to kill Benazir Bhutto too?

Here is something kind of funny from Steve:

Obama's foreign policy team -- of which Axelrod is not really a qualified member -- needs to quickly assemble and get their candidate back in the game.

I guess Steve missed Susan Rice's outrageous contribution to the Obama meltdown on this. Apparently, there are no grownups on the Obama campaign.

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    Media Darling (none / 0) (#1)
    by BDB on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 06:24:04 PM EST
    I wonder how much of the Obama campaign's ineptitude is a result of all the good media play they've gotten.  Almost every other attack on Clinton has been picked up and pushed by the press and then, when Clinton has returned fire, they press has gone after her.

    They actually got MSNBC to question whether Walter Mondale and Ambassadors had any foreign policy experience and then got the New York Times to imply that Susan Rice had more influence in the Clinton administration than Hillary did.  Once you get that, perhaps you think you can shovel any load of crap and the media will buy it.  A dangerous game to be playing less than a week out.

    As far as the rest of the world is concerned (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 08:12:23 PM EST
    "America" helped kill Benazir Bhutto...

    Times of India:

    MUMBAI: America's open backing of Benazir Bhutto was the kiss of death, said Imran Khan to the Mumbai media at a hurriedly called press conference held on the gravelled driveway of the Godrejs' seaside bungalow at Juhu. "When Benazir arrived in Pakistan as part of an American backplan to enter a power sharing deal with General Musharraf, she was a marked woman."