David Brooks’ column on “Ends without Means” cuts both ways on Bush’s administration. He seems to say that W has the “vision thing” that his father, 41, lacked, but W doesn’t have the means to carry out the vision, in Iraq in particular, but in other areas as well. On the PBS Newshour, Brooks seemed to be less supportive of Bush than he normally is. For example, he said:
DAVID BROOKS: Well, I would say it’s something about the political situation here, mostly on the Republican side. You have a lot of Republicans who believed in the war at the start and who have hung with Bush and with the war while growing increasingly depressed over these three years. And now you’re beginning to see a lot of them say it’s irreparably lost.