I don’t want to be accused of “Obama bashing,” so I want to give the man credit for doing what he said he wanted to do. In this case, we can “credit” Obama for these headlines:
Why does Obama get the “credit?” Because of this:
(watch the video in the link: Obama says this in his own words – but again, he does it indirectly. You have to watch for how he accepts the premise of the person asking the question, and then answers in a very skillful way that clearly indicates agreement without actually saying the words himself. This is ALL political theater and it is all scripted).