It apparently didn't occur to these two that the reason Bush hadn't done what many of his predecssors did is that every single previous effort failed. Isn't doing something that fails over and over and expecting it to work the definition of insanity? But perhaps Bush is being extremely subtle and by adopting the much more direct style of his failed predecessors is deliberately arranging for another failure. It could be that Bush thinks that he needs to do something dramatic to the Palestinians and the Palestinian Authoriy like he did to the Iraqis and Ba'ath and the current state, while too violent to be called peace, is not violent enough to provide a casus belli for a strong intervention. Or perhaps Bush needs another humiliating failure to drive a cleanup of the State Department.