Popeye once said, "I've had all I can stands, and I can't stands no more."
First point. It looks like Colin Powell is having to deal with some conflicts with other cabinet members, and other members of the party. How do you extrapolate from there that it is frightening that Bush is making foreign policy decisions? Making the policy decisions is his job. The cabinet, and other folks are advisors. They give advice, based on what they know, and the president can take it or leave it, because, as Harry Truman stated, "The Buck Stops Here." Also, if you could provide a link to the recent poll that you cite, it would be much appreciated. Also, please clarify the reason you mentioned that poll. Do you think that it's good that people think that GWB is not running the country? I don't see why this is mentioned, other than as a gratuitous jab.
Let's have a list of nations that could potentially launch nuclear strikes against the US, shall we? China, Russia (quite possibly any of the former Soviet Republics), Iraq, North Korea (gasp!), among others. To assert that North Korea is the sole potential agressor is ludicrous, and to further assert that this further ties in to a "payoff to the military-industrial complex" is a step beyond that. I will grant you that the administration doesn't seem to have a fully formed policy toward North Korea, however, that doesn't lead me to your conclusions.
Bush changed his mind on a campaign promise. STOP THE PRESSES! Someone reneged on a campaign promise? Guess what? That has been going on since time began. No news there. "But wait," you say, "what about Global Warming(tm)? There's evidence now!" There is an increase in greenhouse gases, but no evidence of causality. It could be due to the presence of over 6 billion O2->CO2 converters. And, he hung Christie Whitman out to dry. That has never happened in politics, either.
The payoff to the airlines? It's the same thing that Clinton did to United in 1997. What was the payoff there, or is that different?
Bankruptcy Reform has been badly needed. For many, it has been a "Get out of Jail Free" card. Too much debt? No problem, here's do-over. Ever wonder why the interest rates on credit cards is so high? Your claim that MBNA, as an entity, is the largest contributor is specious at best. Employees of MBNA, yes. It may be a fuzzy distinction, but it is important. Bob Jones, an employee of MBNA, chose to donate money to the Bush campaign. I wonder who we would find on the other side of the aisle? Big Labor, perhaps? I wonder where that money came from, and if it was voluntarily given. Show me a banker who doesn't support Republican candidates, and I'll show you where we buried Hoffa.
Wait a minute, I just re-read the list! I've got it all figured out now. Bush intervened with the airlines so that Enterprise Rent-a-car, could make more money on folks keeping their cars for extra days becase their flights were indefinitely cancelled due to the strike! After all, Enterprise is right up there after the banks on the list.
Looming energy crisis? I'd say we're smack dab in the middle of it already, and have been since late last summer, wouldn't you? I'm so thankful that those 50 million barrels of oil were released from the strategic reserves, otherwise my heat bills might have quadrupled instead of only tripling.
There ya go, have at it.
"...there is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."
--Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address