Quote of the Day II

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 03:42 PM

From ++M.J. AKBAR:

Bush and Blair are good at winning a war on the ground. They are experts at losing the battle for the mind. Their firepower is impressive. Their persuasive power is abysmal. There is no mystery in this. No one really believes what they say, because they have made a habit of shifting the truth to define their objectives, or shifting the objective when facts have changed....Bush and Blair perhaps believe that they can survive on the strength of media headlines. Today's headlines are so often tomorrow's boomerangs. Bush and Blair have lost the plot.

++Editor-in-chief of The Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle newspapers.