But even more troubling is the press's inability to actually ask obvious questions.
Neverless, the most troubling thing of yesterday's news conference is this exchange between ABC's Martha Raddatz and Bush:
Q Thank you, Mr. President. You say you have an obligation to protect us. Then why not monitor those calls between Houston and L.A.? If the threat is so great, and you use the same logic, why not monitor those calls? Americans thought they weren't being spied on in calls overseas -- why not within the country, if the threat is so great?
THE PRESIDENT: We will, under current law, if we have to. We will monitor those calls. And that's why there is a FISA law. We will apply for the right to do so. And there's a difference -- let me finish -- there is a difference between detecting so we can prevent, and monitoring. And it's important to know the distinction between the two.
Who will not be monitored, who decides?
Bush truly does believe that he is King.