Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

Jim Geraghty over at NRO has an excellent observation this morning ...

 In 2004, Richard Holbrooke, an adviser to John Kerry, thought he was doing the candidate a favor when he gave an interview to the New York Times' Matt Bai and said, ''We're not in a war on terror, in the literal sense...'The war on terror is like saying 'the war on poverty.' It's just a metaphor."

Instead, President Bush added that comment to his stump speech, and cited it as often as possible.

Today, Obama adviser probably thinks he's doing Obama a favor by speaking before the Center for New American Security and declaring, "Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security."

Barack Obama aide: Why Winnie the Pooh should shape US foreign policy

More: NRO Blog

If we don't see John McCain holding up a copy of Winnie the Pooh in one hand and the U.S. military's Counterinsurgency Manual, written by Gen. David Petraeus, in the other, in the near future, then the McCain camp is missing a major, major opportunity...