Well no, not really. (Oh, come on, don't get mad. You didn't really fall for that, did you?) My real question is: say Bush were to admit his mistake. "I was wrong. I never should have taken us into Iraq. I apologize to the American people, especially the families of those brave young men and women who died because I refused to listen to my own staff. I will now try to make the best of the situation as it is in Iraq. I will try to put things right. And I will learn from this mistake, so that I will never make another like it again." Would people be less inclined to vote for him, or more likely to vote for him? On the one hand, he'd be admitting he was a royal screw-up. On the other hand, there is a certain segment of the population that believes it takes a big man to admit he's wrong, and that if you sincerely admit your mistake, you deserve a second chance. I wonder if any of the fence-sitters would be in that group?