Plain Dealer Yes, I know heads of state initiate this kind of process, but the only way I could kinda-sorta-almost see this working is if Bush were simply tossing the ball to Condi Rice. She's no Jimmy Carter, but she's at least brighter than her boss. Yet, however belatedly, Dubya is planning on jump-starting this thing himself. And once you figure out a way to wrap your mind around the idea of Bush as a peace negotiator, the next question inevitably is: Isn't this a lot like Inspector Clouseau trying to defuse a bomb? There's only one word for why Bush is getting involved in this now, seven years too late: LEGACY. And I really don't see much coming of this.