President Bush shifted his rhetoric on Iraq in recent weeks after an intense debate among advisers about how to pull out of his political free fall, with senior adviser Karl Rove urging a campaign-style attack on critics while younger aides pushed for more candor about setbacks in the war, according to Republican strategists.
Disaster in Iraq, indictments, a stagnant economy, a furious Congress. And Bush's solution isn't better GOVERNMENT. It's better propaganda.
He really, really doesn't care about the consequences of his own actions. All he cares about is pure politics.