Stick to what you know, Tim
I have the highest respect for Timothy Garton Ash's opinions on international relations. He does not, however, know his Batman.
Timothy Garton Ash, "No more Jeeves", The Guardian, 2004 September 30.Batman is among the most deliberate, calculating characters in the DC Universe. He is not impetuous.
[L]ike Alfred, the aged British butler to impetuous Batman, [Downing Street is] impeccably loyal in public but privately whisper sage advice, mixed with a little delicately worded criticism, into Washington's ear.
Might I suggest Giles and Buffy as a more apt analogy?