Primed with the one simple solution from Sec. Rice’s cursory analysis, President Bush turned to Prime Minister Tony Blair and said “See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over." Bush told this to Blair as he chewed on a buttered roll.
Might Tony have replied “See the irony of this all out assault by Israel in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip is the people will be begging for a hot buttered roll in just a few months. With no electricity, roads and ports blocked the people will suffer as they should for voting in the wrong party in democratic elections. We know all about that, don’t we Georgie?”
How many other Americans are proud of the level of analysis performed and our President’s delivery of the simple solution to the current crisis in the Middle East to another world leader? But it gets better. Bush told Blair he felt like telling U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who visited the gathered leaders, to get on the phone with Syrian President Bashar Assad to "make something happen." He suggested Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice might visit the region soon. Would he have used a pejorative term to refer to the U.N. chief? Would he have called Kofi boy, lackey, or worse the "N" word?
This came after dissing the United Nations for most of his two terms as President. As long as the international body does Bush’s bidding he leaves it alone. Every time he does not get his way, Bush makes an end run through another group. His most recent scampering happened via the G-8.
I have some advice for President Bush to make something happen. Learn the role of a leader as taught by Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the legendary management guru credited by the Japanese for their economic recovery post World War II. After you read it, please teach Secretary Rice about root cause. She needs help in that area.