“Bush is a wartime President,” said a smug American commentator on Newsnight yesterday evening. “No wartime President has ever lost an election.”
Perhaps it hadn’t crossed his mind that, by declaring “war” on something as nebulous as terrorism, Bush has started a war that will never end. He will, in effect, always be a wartime President. Is it his plan to remain President forever?
Oh no, I forgot – that’s Tony Blair.