2. Bush and Obama did agree on the surge, so I concede the point.
3. He supported its end and pushed for it to end - which is what president's do and what I was referring to. Did Bush? No. Difference #2.
4. There are huge differences between Libya and Iraq in time, money and personnel committed and they matter. How you conduct military affairs does, in fact, illustrate significant differences. Difference #3.
5. Did Bush support Obama's healthcare reform? No. Moreover, Bush's Medicare reform was not even close to the level of change created by Obama's healthcare reforms. Difference #4.
You can obviously twist and spin anything any president's ever done to make him look similar to every other president, but that's not an accurate picture. Most presidents are going to work towards similar ends, but it's about HOW they get there that measures the difference. For example, our foreign policy goals in the ME are consistent, but one president chose primarily unilateral action that cost us too much money, time and men. The other chose primarily multilateral action with minimal US involvement. Bush and Obama are not that similar at all.