You can tell that things are going badly when the administration is seriously trying to convince people that Bush was out of the loop when it came to planning the war. Actually, the title of that article was "Bush reportedly shielded from dire forecast".
Bush shielded from bad information.
Bush shielded from information that is counter to his worldview.
Why is this news?
And why should we believe that if a discouraging word was heard in 1600 Penn. Ave, NW? If I learned