When I was elected to serve on the school board of education I recall one of the first things I told the superintendent was that I dont like SURPRISES. The superintendent responded back admitting neither did he.
"Without wise leadership, a nation is in trouble; but with good counselors there is safety." Proverbs 11:14. The way things are going in Iraq at the moment it appears President Bush made a mistake and received unwise counsel in going after Saddam Hussein.