泥菩萨过江 ní pú sà guò jiāng
However, education is in crisis at the beginning of a river of mud bodhisattva.
Otherwise, we'll be like a clay Bodhisattva, who cannot even save himself as he crosses the river.
You cannot be much clearer than that. With a weak and isolated president, and an army bogged down in the misery of Iraq, the American Congress and people are hardly in fighting mood.