When asked to reflect on something, both George W. Bush and his father enjoin not to put them "on the couch." I've read the Bush the father is a bright guy who simply isn't very deep (not interested in the big questions). That's clearly true of Bush the son. They're both action-oriented guys who would have should have been running corporations instead of running a country -- which requires a touch of the philosopher king to do.
There's an interview with Bush in today's New York Times by David E. Sanger and Elisabeth Bumiller in which for the first time, Bush says he miscalculated about post-war Iraq. When asked to reflect on it he said not to put him on the couch. Thus, this cartoon. 08.27.04