Reuters has trouble with math

Reuters says, in an analysis run in the New York Times:

Obama is committed to partnering with other countries rather than going it alone as did his predecessor George W. Bush, which both broadens and complicates the decision-making process.

That’s crap. Obama is twice the unilateralist that Bush was. Literally. Bush had twice as many coalition partners in Iraq as Obama has in Libya.

I know “analysis” is a synonym from “opinion run in the news pages”, but it still ought to be factually accurate.

(Via the Atlantic.)

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