Time Magazine, Sep 27, 2004:

Bush's main problem is that he fails to think ahead. He invaded Iraq but didn't plan for the aftermath. He offended allies whose help we now need. He started a war without thinking how it would destabilize the world. He cut corners, bypassing the U.N. Being tough cannot make up for a lack of judgment. Ilya Shlyakhter, Cambridge, Mass.

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