This piece by William Kristol is called “The Bugs Bunny Democrats” — all carrot and no stick. But Kristol shows that the Bugs Bunny label also applies to President Bush’s foreign policy during the second term. Thus, Kristol concludes:
The State Department has succeeded in the past year in making the Bush administration more Euro-friendly and U.N.-attentive than ever. For this, the president has reaped no political benefit at home–and the dangers continue to mount abroad. How Bush deals with Ahmadinejad’s terror-supporting and nuclear-weapons-pursuing Iran will be the test.
Recent events leave me with little confidence that Bush will pass that test.