appears that the White House is being stalked by non-cooperative
centers of gravity (Boyd). For example, the President's ability to
persuade the public on issues regarding Iraq are nil (the poll numbers
on his latest speech showed no movement). Further, direct opposition is
: In a sign of the continuing partisan division of the nation, more
than two-in-five (42%) voters say that, if it is found that President
Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with
Iraq, Congress should hold him accountable through impeachment.
Non-cooperative foci will continue to strengthen
and multiply as the war drags on. Eventually, even the most basic
decision making at the White House will be at risk — decisions will be
met with vocal and aggressive opposition at every juncture.
evolving situation is due to the ongoing isolation of the White House
decision makers. They seem to be unable to meaningfully connect with
allies, citizens, a moral center, and the facts on the ground in Iraq. [John Robb's Weblog]