I was just surfing Drudge and came across this story:

Bush: Iraq Violence a Defining Moment

The quote below made quite an impression on me:

"Any government that presumes to represent the majority of people must confront criminal elements or people who think they can live outside the law," Bush said at the White House.
Before shamnesty failed last summer, Laura Ingraham visited Crawford Ranch and talked with Bush. She basically told him that this issue would erode his credibility and make conservatives think twice about trusting him in other areas. Laura was right. Instead of taking that quote at face value, I asked myself the following question: How can Bush expect al-Maliki to accomplish a task in Iraq that Bush refuses to undertake in his own country?