Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.
-- R.W. Emerson
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Here's Safire's column on the strategy in Iraq and the competing factions within the US government. Very disturbing. The biggest problem Bush has is that he STILL has not de-Clintonized the State Department or the CIA 3.5 years into his presidency. Thus, his plans and directions are stalled and curtailed by the same bureaucracy that is supposed to effectuate his orders.