Bush’s credibility undermined further by nuclear test

Even in his worst moments, President George W Bush used to be able to rely on two strengths.

14th October, 2006

Even in his worst moments, President George W Bush used to be able to rely on two strengths. He was viewed by a high proportion of his fellow Americans as a decisive leader and as solid on national security.

Those assets, devalued by continued misadventures in Iraq, have been undermined even further by the events of last week. North Korea’s claim to have detonated a nuclear device has led to widespread suggestions that the administration...

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