This Space for Rent

No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence.

President Bush plans to issue a new national security strategy today reaffirming his doctrine of preemptive war against terrorists and hostile states with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons [...]

Phillip II is no longer the benchmark for imperial pigheadedness; The United States is now carrying the tradition of American Exceptionalism™ into the competition for upper class twit of the year, and despite valiant efforts by the crowned heads of Europe, is pretty certain to take the gold, silver, and bronze metals (which will then be given to his good friends in the Saud family for a few more gallons of oil.)