To watch and suffer Bush remains an exercise in self-flagellation most of the time. But today, for one brief, small moment during the joint brief presentation by Bush and Blair regarding their coming carnage they will deliver on Iraq, there was a tiny flicker of light that chased away the shadows, if only for a few instants. It was lovely, and sweet.
One of the British journalists posed a question to Bush that was astounding--it must have shook Bush to the core with its directness and honesty. The journalist asked Bush, and I'll paraphrase as well as I can, since I don't remember it verbatim--"Isn't it true that the invasion of Iraq was planned long ago and all this is really just a charade?" (re: WMD, etc.)
Bush looked like he got hit by a 2 X 4 for a moment, and then launched into his post 9-11 vision thing, of battling evil and shifting strategies because the world was forever changed.
Since it was one of those quickly assembled and short news addresses with a few questions allowed (the White House "rules" call for no more than 2 questions per reporter), somehow a real journalista got through and actually was able to sucker punch Bush with a question he never saw coming. Might the the crack in liberty's bell be widening?
Any bets someone loses his job today, and the White House censors recieve a chilling rebuke?