Talking is just like doing, only without the doing
Here's the money quote from the WH:
PRESS SECRETARY ROBERT GIBBS:Let’s understand this, when you talk about the way the war is going in Afghanistan. The documents purportedly cover from January—I think January 2004 to December 2009. I can’t speak for the conduct of that war from an operational perspective for most of that time. I do know that when the President came into office in 2009, he, in the first few months, ordered an increase in the number of our troops; having spent two years talking about how our efforts in Afghanistan were greatly under-resourced, increased resources in troops to provide security for an election; and then, as you well know, conducted a fairly comprehensive and painstaking review of our policy, which resulted in December 1st, 2009’s speech about a new direction in Afghanistan.
That's right he conducted a review that resulted in a speech! Talk about decisive action.
But as the Nobel Prize selection committee, and the 2008 primaries, taught us - talking about stuff is all Obama needs to do. No matter if he actually does nothing or the opposite of what he says.
I kind of miss the days when Press Secretaries defended the President by talking of actions rather than talking about talking.
Me, I'm speechless once again.