It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. That is, it is only when we are truly mentally and spiritually ready to absorb and comprehend new information that we will recognize that information. Kind of an awakening. Or better, the removal of a block.
I don't think the Shrub Crowd is at that point yet with regard to their "liberation" of Iraq, but they have to be darned close. The latest developments there have to be turning the heads of all but the most goosestepping loyalists, making it very hard to blame the failures on a few "dead-end kids" (as the fearless hunter Cheney once did) and making it clear that the powers that be (for now) understood nothing about the culture and environmental complexities of the region. Pictures of purple fingers are not going to turn this around. W's dad, a man of world experience got it. W, a man of privileged playboy experience (with no life accomplishments), may be starting to.
Come on in W, school's in session!