Monday, September 19, 2005

Bush's Deer-in-the-Headlights Look

Stefan Kornelius in Munich's Suddeutsche Zeitung asks, "Remember that deer-in-the-headlights look when Bush was informed of the 9/11 attacks?"

He goes on to point out that Bush seemed just as helpless in this second national crisis and that he showed the same political denseness.

Just as he kept reading a story to schoolchildren while thousands of Americans were burning to death in the twin towers, he kept smiling and joking as floods engulfed whole cities.

"It is slowly dawning on them that tough talk and the profligate use of military power are no substitute for true leadership."