: I was giving George Bush the benefit of the doubt, thinking that he and his team were strategists. But look where we are now:
We’re in a political and diplomatic (remember this word, bloggers) quagmire in Iraq. Now we have to wait — how long? a year? — until a gun is found with sufficient smoke to choke the objections of the world and meanwhile, the economy and the Bush presidency slide and slide more.
In North Korea, Bush has ignored the most basic lesson of parenthood that anyone learns when managing a 3-year-old: Be consistent and do what you say you’re going to do. Or else you lose all your authority.
He’s no strategist, I fear.
Chess is not his game.