What do you do when the world thinks you are an ass? Be more of an ass with swagger? Give a wee bit of money and call it a fortune? You can always say that you acted slowly because of bureaucracy or that you regularly give money. Yeah, that's the ticket!
I bet Bubba would have acted quickly. Man, I miss him.
Of course, there are those who will act quickly:
Any missteps by the United States in the country's politically volatile environment, noted a senior American official who is frequently in Southeast Asia, "will be exploited by the Islamic extremists to bolster their own case."
So, maybe the chimp's plan is to alienate Asia so that we can attack the Islamic extremists there? Imagine the song: "Here an extremist, There an extremist, Everywhere an extremist!" That's going to be the legacy of the Bush administration.