"One of the mythologies," Hadley said, "is that it was the vice president that somehow was pulling the strings on foreign policy in the first term and made it very ideologically driven and that somehow in the second term, the vice president's influence is in decline and, therefore, somehow the real Bush has come forward, and we have a more pragmatic foreign policy."They put forth that the second 4 years were different than the first 4 (in sort of a reverse Old Testament/New Testament pattern). However they say Bush was just as responsible for the bad policy and screw ups of the first half of his administration as he is for those in the the second half. Glad they cleared that up.
"With friends like you, who needs enemas?" - G. W. Bush