Clearly, Bush does not have the capability to see the big picture as some brilliant President like Nixon did. Unlike Nixon who surrounded himself with brilliant Advisers like Kissinger and others, Bush surrounded himself with less capable people like Rice and even allowed a far less capable person like Antisemite James Baker in machinating policy in foreign affairs. General Ashkenazi is perceptive to know that Israel must be prepared to defend for herself at all times. America does need to have strong and brilliant leadership just as Israel does to meet the challenges ahead and Iran's nuke threat.
from the article: Israeli official: U.S. is not doing enough on Iran nukes