I almost cannot believe what I just read in today's New York Times Opinion piece by David Brooks. Sheer craziness. Apparently, says Brooks, the media is going out of its way not to report on matters that would cast the President in a good light:
Bush is not blind to the realities in Iraq. After all, he lives through the events we’re not supposed to report on: the trips to Walter Reed, the hours and hours spent weeping with or being rebuffed by the families of the dead.
If I understand correctly, we're supposed to believe that George Bush is making lots of trips to Walter Reed to visit wounded soldiers, and spending hours and hours of his precious time weeping with families of dead soldiers, and the White House (or someone else) just doesn't want this to be reported because...it would show...I don't know, that Bush actually cares? That would be so bad for his image.
Then again, Brooks is clearly prone to delusions. He ends the column envisioning an epic philosophical confrontation between our wise George and the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy over the proper interpretation of history and the forces that shape it. Who knew that George Bush was so profound?