When Preznit Bush spoke before the UN yesterday we can count ourselves lucky that he didn't he avoided the use of prop vials of Anthrax when talking about the dangers of
Apparently we're supposed to rejoice in the fact that the administration has dropped the bellicosity down a nudge:
Ilan Berman, vice president for policy of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, noted that Bush's comments to Iranians supported their right to nuclear energy.
"The administration is very slowly -- very slowly -- getting a little bit savvier about messaging to the Iranians," he said. "This is sort of an attempt -- a belated attempt -- to divide and conquer." (Washington Post)
Even if we take that observation at face value I'd still be shaking my head at that nonsense. I've said many times before that the President of the United States is much like the job of an airline pilot. There is simply no time for learning on the job. Putting someone in that position of responsibility who is unprepared could be fatal. Stick a plumber or a lawyer or even the owner of the Texas Rangers baseball club behind the wheel of a 747 and the chances are it will end in a flaming fireball.
So it's nice that a little common sense might be sinking in to all the thick skulls in this administration but it's a lot too little and it's much too late.