Is this really particular to Obama?

Here's what an article on Guantanamo Bay quoted him saying:

We have missed that deadline. It's not for lack of trying. It's because the politics of it are difficult.

That sounds a pretty general explanation of almost all politics.


I'd agree. I always have the feeling that the president never really knows what he's getting himself into until he gets sworn in, and then has to meet with the Stargate SG-1 Team.... no wait.