I agree with NewMexiKen. Bush:
“[Maliki’s] learning to be a leader. And one of my jobs as the president and his ally is to help him be that leader without being patronizing. At some point in time, if I come to the conclusion that he can’t be the leaderâ€”he’s unwilling to lead or he’s deceptiveâ€”then we’ll change course. But I haven’t come to that conclusion. As a matter of fact, his recent actions have inspired me.”
From Talking Points Memo.