Bush can do all the A he wants (in other words, the typical distraction maneuvers and the feigned compassion thing) (as most recently demonstrated by yesterday’s song-and-dance in the White House bunker Rose Garden), but no amount of A, at this point, can really change the subject from B, which is that Bush’s feet are being held to the fire by Good Cop C and Bad Cop D (1, 2), and no matter what he tries does these days, he’s just looks that much more daft (1, 2) or bullheaded — and boxed in.
(Image: From April 18th White House meeting on Iraq. “No Solution in Sight as Bush and Lawmakers Discuss Iraq Spending Measure” – link. Doug Mills/New York Times. nytimes.com. Linked image 1: “A” –Jason Reed/Reuters. Washington April 25, 2007. via YahooNews; Linked image 2: Reid/Cheney from” Bush and Cheney Chide Democrats on Iraq Deadline” – link. Doug Mills/NYTimes. April 25, 2007. Washington. nytimes.com; Linked image 3: Tipp City: Larry Downing/Reuters. Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City, Ohio April 19, 2007. caption: U.S. President George W. Bush gestures while Tipp City Chamber of Commerce President Emeritus Steve Brun picks up the microphone before speaking about the Bush administration’s “Global War on Terror.”)