Jon Stewart was on fire last night. First he goes after Bush for his patronizing (and sometimes flattering) demeanor with the White House press corps. Then, after getting a few good jabs in, he points out the disconnect between the reality and rhetoric of "listening to the Generals on the ground."
From troop levels to civil war, we hear the Generals say the exact opposite of what the President says in public. Maybe this is what Woodward meant by 'state of denial'?