In light of Eichenwald's startling New York Times editorial about how aggressively the Bush administration ignored the plaintive warnings of the CIA about impending attack in the months leading up to 9/11, it's time to take a fresh look at a familiar image:
We already knew that Bush was stunned with shock when he received the news during a photo-op at Booker Elementary School. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore highlighted that Bush basically froze in the headlights while the preschool class he was visiting read "My Pet Goat."
With this new information, we gain a greater insight into what had to have been going on behind those beady eyes. He wasn't just frozen with indecision. He was probably thinking back on all those damn memos, thinking how there might be hell to pay ... and working out how he was going to get the nation to agree to attacking Saddam Hussein NOW.
Well, George, mission accomplished, buddy. Mission Accomplished.