"No, George Bush is too nuanced. He's not hawkish enough." This drew howls of laughter from by buddies.
"No really, think about it guys. If George Bush had retaliated immediately, if George Bush weren't so concerned with creating a foundation in Afghanistan and Iraq from which democracy could flourish, if George Bush had acted unilaterally, if George Bush were the warmonger the left claims he is he would have wiped Kabul, Kandahar, Baghdad, Islamabad, Karachi, Riyadh and Tehran--to name but a few centers of militant Islam--off the map, and America and you and I would have had our revenge. Screw democracy for the Middle East. Screw the United Nations. Screw Chirac and Schroeder and Putin. Screw 'em. Screw 'em all. Give me a President who doesn't do nuance!
If only we had - but the hatred and all but man it does sound nice for a minute or two!
Of course the key is that George W. Bush has the ability to think and plan for the long term rather then just the immediate like many politicians and many of us in general.