Stupidest Man Alive: David Broder
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Yep. David Broder:

For Bush, A World Of Worry: Bush is largely blameless for all these troubles.... But the same cannot be said of the final and largest trouble spot:

  • Iraq -- This country was transformed by Bush's war of choice, and it is increasingly doubtful that the change is for the better. Instead of the tyranny and brutality of Saddam Hussein, Iraqis are facing the daily carnage and bloodshed of an undeclared civil war between Shiite and Sunni militias.

The fragile new government in Baghdad, on which the United States has pinned all its hopes, so far seems incapable of restoring order or guaranteeing its citizens a modest level of personal safety. The United States is becoming more and more a helpless bystander, not willing or able to impose its will on an occupied country.

More than anything else in the world, this deteriorating situation in Iraq must worry the man on Air Force One. If he has any smart ideas about how to resolve it, they are a well-kept secret.

David Broder is alone in seeing signs that the "deteriorating situation in Iraq" worries "the man on Air Force One." Everybody else knows that "the man on Air Force One" holds up Iraq as a model. He talks of:

Iraq, where there’s a free press and free religion. And I told [Putin] that a lot of people in our country would hope that Russia will do the same thing...

And after Putin pointed out that Iraq today hardly looks like a model, Bush said:

Just wait...

This is not "worry" on Bush's part.

For claiming that it is David Broder entrenches his claim to be the Stupidest Man Alive.