The Kurds in Iraq are killing Turkish troops on the border. The Turks, allies of the United States, may take military action against the Kurds, whom the US under George I urged to rebel against Saddam Hussein and then abandoned to be slaughtered by him.
Gen. Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, who occasionally is an ally in the War on Terror (whatever the hell that really is) when he is not allowing terrorists to train in his country, has supsended his country's constitution, shut down non-governmental media and rounded up and detain hundreds of activists and lawyers.
George Bush II's campaign to bring democracy to the Middle East isn't going so well in the past few weeks. It's hard for George to keep friends and influence people when they are busy exploiting his incompetence and enjoying his ineptitude.