on the Bush "Surge" in Iraq
But, tonight, for the first time I was able to watch a Bush speech. He was subdued, there was no doubt about it and he appeared smaller and less forceful than in previous efforts. I noticed, however, that he did not use the body language or the gestures that he has in previous speeches, nor did he lean forward dipping his left shoulder and extending his left arm in the recurrent gesture that he has used in the past to try to convey sincerity that is insincere. This time he stood behind the podium and spoke without moving around or shifting his body. He was like a small boy facing the principal, knowing he has done wrong and will pay for it.
As an addendum, I suspect we have seen the Bush method of getting out of Iraq. Can the current Iraqi government meet the demands he placed on it? If not, and I doubt it will happen, we're out of there.