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No Excuses Left

Oliver North takes after the President today:

It’s already the front edge of winter in America’s Great Plains. Here, where the air is clear and crisp, there is a passion for walking behind a good dog while hunting pheasants and a good “alibi” for missing a fast-flying bird is an art form.“It was too low for a good shot,” or “I didn’t want to hit the dog,” will get the tale-teller extra credit for “prudence” — once or twice. But if creative excuses exceed the number of birds brought home for dinner, a hunter soon loses the respect of his peers. Even the dogs recognize someone who is better at spinning yarns than bagging game.That’s Mr. Obama’s problem with the fight in Afghanistan. He hasn’t been willing or able to pull the trigger on a decision about what to do — and now he’s running out of alibis.

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