History will record that both of them saw the threat to the West posed by terrorism and responded courageously. The wisdom of their policy and the conduct of their governments are not likely to be judged as highly.
That first sentence is many things, but accurate isn't one of them. Bush is a fool, and the only debate is whether Blair was a bigger fool for following him. While Broder tut-tuts, the international image of the United States likes in wreckage. Assisted undoubtedly, by the fact that people like David Broder spend their time gazing at their navels.