The ISG Report
The report is supposed to be drafted by the Foreign Policy "Realists" - aka foriegn policy paleocons. These are the same folks who wanted to stay with the British crown during the revolution and wanted to let the South go during the Civil War. They are also the same group who freaked out when Reagan called the Soviets the evil empire. Nothing gets accomplished under the realists approach. They are the George McClellans of history.
Foreign policy realists are to their core anti-American, which is why all of the anti-american groups around the world hailed the ISG report.
Bush's idea for the middle east - to try and create democracies and turn a new leaf in an area that has only known corruption and tyranny for hundreds of years, is still the only new and fresh idea. WHy would we attempt to adopt a realist approach that has already proven in the past to be a failure. Yes, it is turning out to be difficult, but not nearly as difficult as other challenges in the past.
Let's hope Bush sticks it out.