This slide into ignominy is no longer driven by particular bits of bad news. The economy can only get worse; Iraq won’t get significantly better. I reckon that nothing short of the capture of Osama bin Laden could reverse the belated judgement. George Bush will slope off in December into retirement as a universal laughing-stock.
Other governments can read polls too. Sarkozy, Brown and Merkel will find excuses not to be photographed with Bush. Expect state visits from Tonga, Liechtenstein and Moldova.