Wandering in the wilderness, blissfully unaware that the world has changed, and that change (for most) occurred on 9/11. Sad, but true. It is tough to remember that the two tallest buildings in New York City came down, taking with them the lives of nearly 3000 people. The memory of it kind of fades, unless you get reminded of it regularly.
My sense now is that George W. Bush has neither the political capital nor the international prestige to follow through on the neocon vision, if indeed that vision was ever possible. In fact, I suspect that no Republican, in the present circumstances, can lead us to victory in the so-called War on Terror: It's an "only Nixon can go to China" problem, but in reverse. Only a Democrat can now argue the case for democracy without getting tangled up in doctrines of pre-emption and intelligence failures; Bush and his GOP colleagues can't make the argument effectively.