Friday, October 21, 2005
Prince "George" Without His Machiavelli
And Death Toll Mounts for U.S. Soldiers
At the end the president could turn out to be right. "There's some background noise here, a lot of chatter, a lot of speculation and opining," Bush said. "But the American people expect me to do my job, and I'm going to." Jim VandeHei and Peter Baker write in the Post of "A Palpable Silence in the White House". Hard to think of Bush without Karl Rove. Could happen but let's not rush into counting the chickens before they are hatched.
The BBC web site has a report (Bush plagued by domestic issues) on the same subject by Matt Frei of its Washington bureau.
In other news, death toll in Iraq is nearing the 2ooo mark. Latest count: 1992.