What’s happening is I’m not â€“ remember the pictures in the Oval Office, with them sitting over the maps, picking out the targets in Vietnam? That’s not happening in this war. The Commander-in-Chief, through the Secretary of Defense, must empower the military people on the ground, and the embassy, to work â€“ and by the way, these guys are working very closely, which is important â€“ to implement the strategy. And if tactics need to change, change them. Just keep us posted. And that’s what’s happening. ~George W. Bush
Not to worry, Mr. Bush. No one would accuse this administration of being intensely detail-oriented and hands-on.