President Bush was talking to Tony Blair yesterday, unaware that he was near a microphone. Here's what he said (HT: Hugh Hewitt):
"I think Condi (Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice) is going to go
pretty soon," Bush said.
Blair replied: "Right, that's all that matters, it will take some time to
get that together." Rice said on Sunday she was thinking of going to
the Middle East if it would help.
Blair said Rice has "got to succeed" if she goes to the region. Bush
replied: "What they need to do is to get Syria to get Hezbollah to
stop doing this sh--."
It sounds like, regardless of how clueless some in the media and in the Democratic Party may be, the President understands at least one important factor in the equation - and he is pretty upset about it. It would appear all the major players are aware of what's going on; the question is what to do about it.