Hindsight, with its clear 20-20 vision is always wonderful. With it that witty unuttered remark springs to mind and is said with devastating effect; the right power play that would have won the championship game, landed the major contract is successfully completed. Most of us mentally indulge in this what if; most of us aren't paralyzed by it instead learning from past situations and attempting to apply the knowledge to the present.
"Some of the questions from the press were sharp, many others weak, (snip)"It was the mood of the affair that was most noteworthy. Bush smiled and made his usual quips, and many of the reporters played the game and did not press him hard. This was how these press gatherings had gone throughout the run-up to war. But this meeting was heavily scripted with Bush looking at a slip of paper and calling on reporters in a pre-arranged order. No one challenged him on this."
"up with a few questions we wished reporters had asked that night."
"new book, So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits -- and the President -- Failed on Iraq."
Oh how clever.