Thursday, December 07, 2006

What is most striking about the Baker report is not it’s content but rather the context in which it was issued. It must be remembered that Baker is one of Senior Bush’s best friends and closest confidants. The report is essentially a clear and harsh rebuke of Jr.’s conduct of this ill-advised Iraq adventure and, one must assume, that Herbert Walker is in basic agreement with its conclusions: that W. Bush is an abject failure as Commander and Chief.