I've been thinking about the major decline in US public support for President Bush and the implications this will have for US foreign policy and the war on terrorism. I am pessimistic on the outlook - the asymmetric warfare theorists in terrorist groups seem to be successfully advancing their objectives. I'd be interested in your views on how you see the future unfolding.
That is a serious request. I'd also be interested in your views on lighter matters. Feel free to comment on anything you like.
Update: The Australian Financial Review's editorial (18/5) (subscription required) sees the weakness of Mr Bush as undesirable from a broader perspective - it is better for the US to be globally engaged than in retreat - but sees the strong personal alliance between Mr Bush and Mr Howard as offering the opportunities to advance Australian interests by, for example, pushing Mr Bush to strengthen US efforts to bring a faltering Doha round on trade liberalisation to a successful conclusion.