Jonathon Alter rips Bush a new one for his failures in his latest column. It's a good one, but it would have been even better if it had been written a year ago. One paragraph really set off all my alarms:
- The president’s deeper logical problem relates to the way he uses the bully pulpit to make an argument. His habit—on display again Thursday night—is to simply assert, assert, assert until the message sinks in. It’s as if war supporters believe that if they repeat the Saddam-Al Qaeda connection enough, people will eventually believe it.