The Presidency Is Bush Bold Enough?

Presidency Is Bush Bold Enough?

The question has taken root in the power circles of Washington. It is thrown up at every White House briefing. Congress, like a hungry dog with a new bone, is jubilantly chewing on it. The question will echo down through George Bush's remaining years of stewardship and on into history unless he has some miracle up his sleeve or gets a little of Ronald Reagan's luck. So far, he has not had an oversupply of either.

Did a moment come and go last week in which raw U.S. power should have been used quickly and decisively? It is one of the...

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