It's one thing for you or I to have beliefs about, oh, tax reform or Iraq and its alleged weapons or the like, but quite another for us to be in a position of real power and, rather than offering bona fide evidence, state those beliefs instead as if they were just as good as genuine, objective evidence.
It's insulting, really. I mean, if Bush truly believes in his heart of heart that Iraq had WMDs, or that his tax cut plan will truly bring about economic prosperity for the entire country, that's just fine and dandy. However, I personally don't give a toss what he believes, in the absence of credible evidence supporting those beliefs. If he's going to force the country to take a certain direction that he happens to believe in, then he'd better darn well have solid, objective and credible evidence with which to back up his beliefs. In the absence of that, well, it would only be honorable and correct for him to simply throw in the towel with respect to trying to force the country to bend to his will.