While Sid Blumenthal, in today's Guardian, notes . . .
Sandstorms by the banks of the Euphrates swirl to the Waco River, and the presidential vacationer, besieged by marches, has turned querulous. As his crusade is being overtaken by a sense of futility, Bush explained why he would not meet Sheehan: "I think it's also important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life." This week he's planned a bicycle ride with Lance Armstrong.Anyone who can't tell the hero from the coward in this one is just dumb as a bag o' longhorn bones.