The NYT and WP front Prime Minister Tony Blair hanging at the White House with Bush, where they defended the war, declined to commit to a drawdown of troops, and expressed a few regrets. Bush acknowledged it wasn't a good move to challenge insurgents to "bring it on" nor to say he wanted Osama Bin Laden "dead or alive." Said the president, "I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner."The video of this shows a sincerity that I've not often seen in Bush. Who knows, he probably was coached to look sincere. But his self critical discussion of the cowboy macho BS he was spouting is right on target.
I'm a very lucky person with every allergy known to man but still happy to be enjoying a wonderful life living in the best place in the world!