Thursday, October 12, 2006
It is official: Bush is completely disconnected from reality
Weds, while languishing forever in my OB/GYN's office for a pregnancy check-up, I thumbed thru a maternity themed magazine, and a small article about personality disorders caught my eye. The gist of the article was this: Sociopaths are manipulative. They do not feel empathy. They lack conscience. They possess the uncanny ability to make their failings appear to us to be our faults. And we are inclined often to give the sociopath the benefit of the doubt because we want to believe them. They have somehow convinced us they really have our best interest at heart, when nothing could be farther from the truth. Does it sound so eerily familiar that you're pissing your knickers? I was especially struck by how true this despcription fits Bush and his minions against the horrific info that 655,000 Iraqis have been killed since the war began, almost 3000 US troops have been killed, and yet Bush puffs out his chest and crows about being a pro-life Christian. And little did I know that the news of the day would reinforce the article's exact same spooky points: 1) Via Think Progress: Weds in his press conference, Bush applauded the courage of Iraqis, stating that he is "amazed that this is a society which so wants to be free that they’re willing to — you know, that there’s a level of violence that they tolerate." In reality, 890,000 Iraqis have moved to Jordan, Iran and Syria since Saddam's fall and more than 300,000 have fled to other parts of Iraq to escape the violence. Additionally, 71% of Iraqis want US forces to leave Iraq within a year, saying "they would feel safer if US and other foreign forces left Iraq." Iraqis aren’t "tolerating" the violence. They’re just trying to survive. 2) Via RawStory: In a Rose Garden press conference, Bush blasted a new study that estimates 655,000 Iraqis have died because of the war since March of 2003 as "just not credible." The President wouldn't provide a figure for overall fatalities in Iraq to counter the study but conceded that "a lot of innocent people have lost their life." Wow, That was awfully generous of him, no? 3) In regards to the Foley scandal, Bush defended Hastert and said: Bush slammed former congressman Foley's "disgusting behavior," but defended House Speaker Hastert as "very credible"and added that "we want to make sure we understand what Republicans knew and what Democrats knew in order to find the facts." It is real easy: The Dems knew ZERO and the Repukes knew every nasty detail, they did nothing about it, and they covered up to save their precious party. 4) Taking a cue from the GOP's professional fluffer, John McCain, Bush blamed Clinton for Bush's 6 yr failures in dealing w/N Korea. And keep in mind... this was just one day's worth of news, which ended so "sweetly" for Bush w/a lovely fake handshake and even faker smile session of photo ops w/ the Southern Baptist church. I have to wonder if his mentally insane base-- the Religious Fright-- will see Bush's complete disconnect from reality when a new book comes out next wk (Tempting Faith, written by Bush's #2 guy Brian Kuo in the Office of Faith Based initiatives in the White House) that exposes the Bush cabal's utter contempt for evangelicals and how he and his minions have repeatedly used them just to get their votes? Probably not.... sigh... I'm sure even THAT will be blamed on Clinton.