Bits And Pieces:
Bush ignores Canadian PM. After three years in power, Bush has yet to meet one-to-one with Canada's French-speaking PM Jean Chretien. Even on a mutual trip to the APEC meeting in Bangkok, Bush could not find time for an "aside". Well, Jean, if yer not fer us yer agin us! But how do you pretend to control your borders when your only two neighbours are both highly sceptical about your "war on terrorism", George?
Rumsfeld is the Pointy-Haired Boss. But who is the leaker in the White House? While Bush & Co push news positives, somebody has leaked a Rumsfeld memo which asks:
"Is the U.S. winning or losing the global war on terrorism?"
And, mangling the English language in ways his own boss would enjoy:
"Is our current situation such that 'the harder we work, the behinder we get?' "
Meanwhile, Cheney quotes a recent poll in Iraq to justify US policy, but the figures are not really as he paints them.