[Y]ou can't fully comprehend the Bush record without understanding another Bush problem: a chronic failure to reach decisions or implement those that are made. On one key issue after another, from the Middle East to North Korea to the Department of Homeland Security, Bush has proven himself to be a dawdler, a foot-dragger who can't make fundamental choices or press his team to follow his commands. Call him the non-decider.The writer was on Clinton's National Security Council staff, so he's obviously biased, but he makes a lot of great points. I hope we see more of this meme.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Bush the non-Decider
The WaPo has a great column by Daniel Benjamin about how, contrary to popular myth, George W. Bush is not particularly good at making foreign policy decisions. It's packed with lots of good information.