E. J. Dionne, Jr. in today’s Washington Post:
A president seeking a unified nation does himself no good by distorting the arguments of others — or by obliquely accusing them of failing to act in the interests of the United States.
As I have been saying, we learned from VietNam that it is so important for the country to be behind any military effort we must engage in. For this reason it is essential to do everything possible to keep such an important decision AWAY from the election, not schedule it to COINCIDE with the election. Forcing this decision during the election is divisive.