The White House is flabbergasted at Sen. Obama's full bore attack on Pres. Bush over the last two days. While over in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia today) top White House press officials said they absolutely did not have Sen. Obama in mind when they made the speech and, in fact scrubbed the speech a bit so that it did not refer to Pres. Carter's trip, which including meeting with Hamas.
If Sen. McCain is going to be tied directly to Pres. Bush and all statements he makes, Sen. Obama should have to answer for Pres. Carter's trip to meet with Hamas at the same time rockets continue to be shot on a regular basis from Gaza at civilians in Israel.
Newt weighs in on the Obama campaign's reaction as a study in guilt, which this episode raises like a Rorschach test: