unfortunately, it's becoming all too clear
that the bush adminstration knows nothing about how to fight a terrorist insurgency, and is moreover completely unwilling to listen to anyone outside of their hand-picked circle.
Bush conducts the war on terrorism above all as a global hunt for a cast of evil men he knows by name and photograph. He tracks progress in daily half-hour meetings that Richard A. Falkenrath, who sometimes attended them before departing recently as deputy homeland security adviser, described as "extremely granular, about individual guys." Frances Fragos Townsend, who took the post of White House counterterrorism and homeland security adviser in May, said in an interview that Bush's strategy -- now, as in the war's first days -- is to "decapitate the beast."
how americans have gotten themselves to believe that another four years of this idiocy will make them safer is utterly beyond me. he may not behave more intelligently or prosecute terrorists more effectively -- but could kerry possibly be *less* intelligent and effective?