I don’t know who one would say is at the head of our government. The president (unlikely)? The Vice President (probably)? The ultra-right neoconservatives who have been appointed to positions of power? The bureaucrats? Laura Bush?
The truth is probably a combination of all or some of the players, and manipulated (or gamed) with fine Manichean touch by a supreme player.
As this 2003 opinion piece points out, I now have a much better idea of why
we someone chose to visit a new! improved! quagmire on Iraq- and reveal who are the folks really in charge, and how they got there.
And it ain’t who you’d think.
And they weren’t even (GASP) elected.