It's easy to call Bush and idiot and be done with it--a little too easy. I think the man is less stupid than we make him out to be, and, if anything, the fact that everyone simply thinks he's an idiot and blames gross misjudgments, in Iraq and beyond, on his incompetence, shifts blame away from him and his Administration. To the Administration's credit, I think they have used to the fullest the generally accepted notion of Bush's stupidity in order to keep people from expecting answers to their questions.
Becoming and staying bedfellows with Pakistan and destroying Iraq are both just part of the Administration's larger agendas. Now, I am not saying I know exactly what is on the agenda, but I do see Iran and Syria next on the list of what might have originally been seen as a quick game of dominoes involving a large part of the Middle East.
Jul 14 2007 - 8:01pm