GJA Taylor
In the First World War the leaders were commonly regarded as donkeys, "Lions led by donkeys" - how familiar this all sounds.
Disaster, not Desaster. "“The norms and directives contained in the liturgical books, drawn up with normal times in view, are not entirely applicable in exceptional moments of crisis such as these," That's Cardinal Sarah saying Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law. ;-)