The Leader of the Free World just concluded a statement and a truncated press conference before a flight to North Dakota and he stated that there would be no decision on Iraq for several days. I think that it took JFK and his associates less time to respond to missiles in Cuba in 1962 than it will have taken this Administration to respond to this real and present danger in Iraq.
Maybe our role as superpower is shifting and eroding as the pendulum of history swings in the direction of China but I think that the President highlights the fact when he insists that we need a change of attitude in Iraq and the cooperation of the major players there. For now we are the most powerful nation in the world and out interests are threatened. Why is he temporizing?