Time called the past seven days “The Week from Hell” for Bush, the worst week in his nearly five years as president, and has left him somewhat estranged from key members of his team.
And a blast from the Past RollingStone.com:The Curse of Dick Cheney
This pattern of misplaced confidence in Cheney, followed by disastrous results, runs throughout his life — from his days as a dropout at Yale to the geopolitical chaos he has helped create in Baghdad. Once you get to know his history, the cycle becomes clear: First, Cheney impresses someone rich or powerful, who causes unearned wealth and power to be conferred on him. Then, when things go wrong, he blames others and moves on to a new situation even more advantageous to himself.
“Cheney’s manner and authority of voice far outstrip his true abilities,” says Chas Freeman, who served under Bush’s father as ambassador to Saudi Arabia. “It was clear from the start that Bush required adult supervision — but it turns out Cheney has even worse instincts. He does not understand that when you act recklessly, your mistakes will come back and bite you on the ass.”
There is a quote: “Cut off the Head, and the Body will die.” You know that one, right? Well the converse is true. Cut off the Body and the Head will die.
I am feeling, what is that word?…oh yeah, schadenfreude.