This column is not one of those myriad forums for George W. Bush bashing. But unless you’re Karl Rove or Laura Bush, who could have been impressed by the president’s appearance on “Meet The Press”? Tim Russert was much more presidential.
But it wasn’t just a matter of being less than articulate. Bush will never be Tony Blair — or even George Bush Sr. — and we’ve come to terms with that. But what was it about a question that asked if he believed the Iraqi war was one of “choice or necessity” that needed clarification? This oft-asked query goes to the very core of U.S. policy in Iraq. You don’t act like it’s a spelling bee and ask for the words to be used in a sentence.