British spy novelist John le Carré keeps it brief and very much to the point in his criticism of W and the policies, foreign and domestic, he has implemented over the past four years.

Probably no American president in history has been so universally hated abroad as Bush: for his bullying unilateralism, his dismissal of international treaties, his reckless indifference to the aspirations of other nations and cultures, his contempt for institutions of world government, and above all for misusing the cause of anti-terrorism in order to unleash an illegal war — and now anarchy — upon a country that like too many others around the world was suffering under a hideous dictatorship but had no hand in the events of 9/11, no weapons of mass destruction and no record of terrorism except as an ally of the United States in a dirty war against Iran.

Ouch! But then why should we care what foreigners think? Even if his country is a loyal member of the "coalition of the willing". (No, not Poland!)