If one watches the movie "Downfall" one sees some rough parallels between any regime that is losing wars and living in a fantasy land that somehow they are not losing a war. So long as Bush lives in the fantasy land of "nothing is really going wrong" the closer he will get to the parallel of waiting for Army Group Steiner to save his fantasy.
On the third anniversary of a war that they once expected to be over by now, President Bush and senior officials argued Sunday that their strategy was working despite escalating violence in Iraq, even as a former Iraqi prime minister once favored by the White House declared that a civil war had already started...
...Mr. Cheney was challenged on "Face the Nation" about his statement three years ago that "we will be greeted as liberators" and his assertion 10 months ago that the insurgency was in its "last throes."
He insisted that in both cases his facts were right, but that the news media had created a different perception with vivid imagery of killing.
"I think it has less to do with the statements we've made, which I think were basically accurate and reflect reality, than it does with the fact that there's a constant sort of perception, if you will, that's created because what's newsworthy is the car bomb in Baghdad," he said...
Again, the analogy is only rough at best.
Nonetheless, keep an eye on Barney, I'd hate to see him used as a test subject.