Andrew Sullivan is right, of course: President Bush has done a terrible job of keeping the American people focused on the war for Iraq. He seemingly never speaks to us about the particulars of any given crisis there, which leaves the majority of the public largely ignorant and an informed minority in the posture of either apologizing or second-guessing. The President owes it to the American people to be intellectually engaged in the resolution of these conflicts and to give his supporters a greater sense of confidence that he is aware of what setbacks we are suffering and has ideas in mind for us to come through them. Instead, he is constantly bogged down in belated and reactionary damage control. This is not a way to win a war.