“One of the mythologies is that it was the vice president that somehow was pulling the strings on foreign policy in the first term and made it very ideologically driven and that somehow in the second term, the vice president’s influence is in decline and, therefore, somehow the real Bush has come forward, and we have a more pragmatic foreign policy. That’s just hooey — it’s just hooey.”
– National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley in the Washington Post
Basically, Bush owns all the decisions.
Done and done.