Normally, I have been very stridently against W, but in this case, I think he has lucked out.
Who else would you want as the Secretary of State, but Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs? We wouldn't want a diplomat, but rather someone ready to kick some butt.
Further, very experienced leaders like Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield and VP Dick Cheney have been through crisis before and so they know how to act.
In some ways, this is better than Clinton's group of 30-somethings who were basically Poly Sci gurus.