I was struck by Bush wearing his cowboy boots to some of the NATO meetings. I think that says a lot. It is worth noting is that this expanded NATO has value to counterbalance the European Union; it forces some of the Europeans to be less local in their thinking. Krauthammer alludes to this. And John O’Sullivan notes that Bush is being entirely successful in reshaping NATO as an alliance against terrorism. Interesting stuff going on, and so far, the Cowboy is doing just fine. And this despite the fact that one of Chretien’s underlings called Bush a moron.