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Here’s Mr. Obama on his way to the senior prom (Time, via Gawker). Considering that he graduated in the late 70s, the outfits are far less embarrassing than one could have hoped. My husband is only a bit younger than the president, and the suit he wore to the prom once prompted someone who saw his prom photo to laugh and ask if it was a Halloween costume.

On a more serious note, Obama is scheduled to give an address on counterterrorism today:

In his first major speech on counterterrorism of his second term, Mr. Obama hopes to refocus the epic conflict that has defined American priorities since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and even foresees an unspecified day when the so-called war on terror might all but end, according to people briefed on White House plans.

Could the war on a noun really end? The report says Obama will announce new limits on the use of drone strikes and launch a new effort to close Gitmo. I expect the reaction will range from “worse than Bush” to “worse than Neville Chamberlain.”

[X-posted at Balloon Juice]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 05/23/13 at 09:57 AM • Permalink

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Considering that he graduated in the late 70s, the outfits are far less embarrassing than one could have hoped

Late 70’s, eh?  Why no safety pin through his cheek?

Except for the width of the tie, the Preznit’s suit would not be out of place in a “Miami Vice” episode.  Talk about “forward fashion”.

I see that Time has disabled the comments on the article.  I can imagine what they were like.

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