Had the chance to watch General Petraeus testify before the House last week.
Clearly he is an impressive salesman, although I have no historical context to judge whether his numbers are correct and must leave judgment to others.
Then watched Bush discuss the General's information.
Normally most of us would like the President to digest information and make decisions. But, Bush has lost any credibility by failing to acknowledge any options.
While teaching university students to present ideas or programs I asked them to be sure to present at least two sides of each issue because presenting only one side makes the presenter foolish.
So, here is a request: Mr. President, please be quiet. We have to make decisions and you just confuse the issues by acting a fool. Your employees are much better at your job than you are, so please keep out of their way.
Thank you Mr. President.