Dance of the Elephant
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Barbara Tuchman, in "A Distant Mirror," mentioned one of the Philips of Spain, about whom it was said (and I am paraphrasing) that no failure of his policy could dissuade him from believing in its essential excellence.
That puts me in mind of George W. Bush. The internet is just chockful of revelations about the failures of Bush's policies. There is a short, concise list in an article on Huffpo and a rather larger one compiled by the Center for American Progress.
My belief is that Bush is really just a talking head, who will blithely peddle any reactionary nonsense suggested to him by Karl Rove, Richard Cheney or any of the other war monger criminals with whom he has surrounded himself. As shallow as he is, however, I think that George Bush is actually persuaded to believe the claptrap he is spewing. Much of fundamental attitude, of course, he learned at his mother's knee. However, considering his ability to convince large segments of the American public that he can do no wrong, his sincerity makes him doubly dangerous.
And the elephant dances on!