Senator Foot-In-Mouth doesn’t like people calling him a dope on foreign policy. He is, in fact, a guru. From Reuters:
Obama said Clinton and other candidates appeared experienced because they were just saying what is traditionally expected of a candidate.
“There is, not just with Senator Clinton, but with a lot of my opponents, a premium on reciting the conventional wisdom in Washington and that’s what passes for experience — how well you do that,” Obama told reporters during a five-day tour of Iowa.
“My argument in this race is, it’s that kind of rote approach to foreign policy that led a lot of people who should have known better to get into Iraq,” he said. “It is an approach that we have to change in a much more far-reaching fashion.”
As Jon Lovitz would say: “I’m not rote. Yeah, that’s it! That’s the ticket!”