“Fahrenheit 9/11” wasn’t the worst image hit taken by President Bush this last fortnight. And it wasn’t the revised State Department report that showed that terrorism incidents had actually INCREASED in 2003. Nor was it his vice president’s security paranoia on the Senate floor where Dick Cheney implored Sen. Patrick Leahy to “Frisk yourself.”
A case can be made that it was the less than friendly greeting Bush received on his brief visit last week to Ireland to meet with European Union leaders. That just doesn’t happen to an American president. Not there.