Peter Baker in the Times:
'Mr. Jeffrey said Mr. Maliki had been a “relatively effective leader” but not good at “managing up” and working with American supporters. “Both presidents, even President Bush, often wondered when is this going to end, when is this nightmare going to end,” he said. “You’re always going to be disappointed by whoever the political leaders are.”'
(Read the article here.)
You’re always going to be disappointed by whoever the political leaders are.
If we keep this in mind, democracy will be much more bearable.