Victor Davis Hanson poses the question of the century, from PJ Media:

So Obama_clown-nosewhy is there such a disconnect between what Obama once declared and what he subsequently professed? There are four explanations, none of them mutually exclusive.

Barack Obama may go down in history as James Buchanan with a tan.   Buchanan’s lock on being the worst President in American history is the fact that Buchanan gave us the  Civil War.    Starting a war for no apparent reason  would put Obama in the same league as Buchanan.

Alternative title:   President Obama finds his inner George W. Bush.