Of course the DFL leader would be this way, afterall, it was a DFL president that pulled back when bin-Laden was in the sites! This was before the 9/11 attacks! This president is just more left-wing liberal than Clinton was. He was pushed into a corner that he couldn't get out of any other way and "save face." Clinton could back off without losing anything, so he did.
You are correct in stating a 'logical liberal' is an oxymoron, by the extra heavy on the moron.