“He’s not stupid,” someone assures me almost daily about the prez, not to suggest that he’s a competent president, but to warn me not to underestimate him. The other night a Washington insider reminded those of us opening a bottle of red wine to help us cope with this latest Bush mess, “He’s a dry drunk”.
I’m not entirely sure what the phrase means to her, but I construed it as, “Every day is a struggle as he fears he’s at risk of reverting to drinking”. If he doesn’t trust himself, that would explain his inability to trust Iraq, Iran or intelligence, maybe anything that begins with an “i” (which would include addiction issues).
His premise -- and stated reason for maintaining the same policy towards Iran regardless of reports that they curtailed their uranium enrichment program – is if you’ve done something before, you’re likely to do it again. I'm frightened by George Bush's theory, fearing he’s determined to repeat what he did to Iraq in Iran. Would the country be less threatening if it had continued to be called "Persia" and not something that begins with an "i"?