The Bush Administration: In Need of an Editor?
Highlights from the Woodward book ( Plan of Attack , you may have heard something about it):
•Powell and his deputy "used to refer to what they called 'the Pottery Barn rule' on Iraq"
•Andy Card "compared Bush to a circus rider with one foot on a 'diplomacy' steed and the other on a 'war' steed, both heading toward the same destination: Iraq."
•The CIA developed "an extensive network of 87 Iraqi informants code-named ROCKSTARS."
•Bush referred to his Camp David sessions with Tony Blair as "the cojones meeting."
It's really almost like reading a Tina Brown column, isn't it? You've got the penis thing. And you have the skull-pounding mixed metaphors: The rock stars are on horses headed to Pottery Barn? No. Uhm: The Iraqis once redecorated their circus horses in muted Mediterranean tones? Wait. How about: While attempting to ride two rock stars, the president injured his cojones . No wonder things are so fucked up.