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REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH

by : peter fredsib
Friday March 24, 2006 - 22:06
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REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH

By Peter Fredson

March 24, 2006

Ever since George Bush came upon the political scene I have been trying to divine the source, or sources, of his certainty. I realize that he has been anointed by friends, cronies, parents, fundamentalists, corporate executives, neoconservatives, and by the Old Testament God of his faith, and wrapped in cotton batting so that no critic or heretic can harass him.

In his bubble of comfort and security, he can suck his thumb and contemplate the pleasant spectacle of dressing in purple robes with a golden crown atop his head and Karl and Dick patting him on the head.

There is not the slightest doubt but that Bush prefers to live in a world of fantasy, in which all his dreams of glory and grandeur come true, in preference to the cold reality of making a living on his own, serving his country like a trooper, and feeling some empathy for other creatures not in his circle of wealth and power.

He is know to possess little true curiosity, but seems to be amenable to indoctrination by several dozen advisors. Once he has fixated on an opinion it would take dynamite to move him from it. His staying the course is an artifact of his absolutist belief system.

Once he is assured that his God, or Karl Rove, or Dick Cheney, or some fundamentalist activist approves of his course, he will stick to it like glue. He was quite taken aback when, after appointing his private secretary to the Supreme Court, some True Believers objected strongly and forced him to revise his appointment.

This attitude extends to loyalty to cronies, old fraternity friends, and to his Republican Guard. Despite assertions that he would fire anyone guilty of leaking information, Karl Rove is not only still in great favor but has been given wide latitude in managing billions of dollars in flood disaster aid. So it takes a lot of double-talk to the public to keep Bush seeming to be above the fray.

One aspect of the Bush character is beyond any question. He is a liar. He lies habitually, maliciously, knowingly. Any reporter or blogger worth their salt has documented hundreds of lies. There are a number of web sites dedicated to exposing the Bush lies. Everyone in the country that is not brain dead or a gullible fundamentalist knows that Bush and his cabinet lied our country into a completely unnecessary, immoral, and illicit war against Iraq.

The question is, why? Why does Bush prefer lies, deceit, stealth, surreptitious action, and arrogant imposition to honest action? Where does this double-dealing come from? Do his supporters really want him to perpetually obfuscate, prevaricate, and slander?

For several years I leaned to the view that Bush suffers from some mental pathology, probably as a result of his early alcohol and cocaine use. The “dry-drunk” syndrome is still in the running as a reasonable explanation. So is Egomania.

Lately I saw signs that Bush is a kind of sociopath. I remember Ted Bundy, a fine sociopath. Ted was a charming person, looking very much like George Bush. He was likeable, mixed well, ingratiated himself easily.

His one fault was that he killed women. Then he brutally dismembered them and performed fantastic and revolting acts upon them. But to look at him, he was well groomed, walked with a slight swagger, smiled easily, was great with hand-shakes, handsome and seemed like a hot catch to women.

If you don’t believe me, look up Ted Bundy in Google.

But lately, looking at all the bubble-wrap around Bush and at all the contradictory statements he has made, hundreds of them, and at all the ebullience he shows by swaggering, strutting, smirking, smiling, blinking, staring intently, hand-shaking, easy joking, I wonder if he is not delusional.

Surely, with the depressing polls, the enormous criticism of his brutal actions in Iraq, the failure of his “strategery”, and the fact that lately he has confessed to abject failure in Iraq whereby our nation will be forced to spend billions of dollars, expend the blood of our troops, kill thousands more Muslims, before Bush thankfully leaves the scene to the mercies of other politicians, he must be living in LaLa land.

Bush must know that he is in deep doodoo, that he is fervently hated for his actions, for his incompetence, and for his disregard of all other possibilities that differ from his own. (It may be that his bubble-wrap is so tight that no light can penetrate to his brain.)

His legacy is now crap. He accomplished nothing for our economy, nothing for the environment, nothing for our heavy industry, nothing for the health and safety of our population, did nothing but make carbon-copy speeches to sheep-like audiences in which lies prevailed over facts. He has been a nuisance to our country, an intolerable and heedless meddler, without conscience or compassion or empathy.

He managed to destroy the separation of church and state so that his supporters could post their Ten Commandments in public places, or continually try to put prayer in public schools, or intrude their beliefs upon the entire people of the United States and other countries. His faith-based government is a dastardly intrusion, and a tremendous affront to our Constitutional Democracy.

All that his advisors, mercenaries and proselytizers have accomplished is to bring death and destruction to other countries, and tyranny to our own.

Any President that spits on our Constitution and considers himself above man-made law, must be delusional. But that does not keep him from being the worst President in our history.

There will be great rejoicing when he is gone. Good riddance to bad rubbish.



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> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Friday March 24 - 22:36 - Posted by 61a6b5ea94e75b3a...

when good men prevail , and bushco and his psycophants are put away for good, their truely will be cause to celebrate




> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Friday March 24 - 23:08 - Posted by 61a6b5ea94e75b3a...

Bush’s War is Anti-Christian
Many things about Bush’s war are anti-Christian, but the destruction of Christianity in Iraq is near the top of the list. Writing in the current issue of Chronicles magazine, Wayne Allensworth reports how Christians in Iraq have faced contiinuous attacks since the U.S. invasion began. Because Muslims have identified all Christians with the West, Christians in Iraq have been killed, kidnapped, and forced to flee their homes. They have had their businesses destroyed, and their women have been forced to wear the Muslim veil. Yet, under Saddam Hussein’s secular regime, Christians lived in relatively safety and had freedom to practice their religion. Christian held posts in the government. Hussein suppressed radical Islamic groups. No, Iraq was no Bible Belt, but it was a far cry from other Muslim countries. Are Christians in Iraq better off now than under Saddam Hussein? Is anyone in Iraq better off now than under Saddam Hussein? George Bush may claim to be a Christian, but his actions are decidedly anti-Christian.
http://www.antiwar.com/blog/index.p...




> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Friday March 24 - 23:27 - Posted by af62e6912a956fa9...

That is, until the next one who replaces him comes into office. George Bush is just a symptom, not the disease.. Americans in their guise of arrogant superiority are the germs of the disease,, but the disease goes back 500 years in the so-called New World and for thousands of years in what is now Europe. That isn’t about to goaway for a good long time. Your great grandchildren might have cause to curse you.




> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Saturday March 25 - 01:27 - Posted by 61a6b5ea94e75b3a...

they do this and there want be any coming along for a long time.i also have an idea how to save the economy as well, use this patriot act against all the government officials declare them all enemy combatants , we can then determine at our leisure which ones really are. in the meantime they could be marketed on a world wide ppv humiliation series, where a fee comparable to us 100 dollars will buy you an annual subscription where you can tune in any time of day or night and see one of 200 daily lottery winners who won the chance to pick which one and how to humiliate that day for 15 minutes. nothing like what they are doing , but humane humiliation. tickets could be sold daily weekly or monthly as well , and they could also be marketed with 200 daily lucky lottery ticket winners who get to pick one of the former government officials and humiliate them on this ppv tv for 15 minutes.sell the tickets for 50 cents. i ran the numbers with world pop based at 6.5 billion, and if only 8 % of world population participated, this would gross 35 trillion a year. 10 times the present gdp. if that money were then used as repartation for all the worlds citizens , we could start focusing on real problems like global warming and how to curtail it, i know this is radical , but so are they.



> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Saturday March 25 - 05:13 - Posted by feeae505693b60e8...

I am not sure where or who was polled for the recent publication of the results, but it certainly nt in my town.

Where I come from, Bush is very well liked and believed. There is nothing that the man has done or is doing that contradicts what my town folks believe in. He is a man of God and a good Christian, and he is doing what Christianity tells him to do with non-believers.

Yes, oil and free elections are a benefit of the Iraqi war and it is good for America. Our standard of living is the best in the world and we are deserving of it — we lead good, clean, Christian lives. And yes, we believe God talks to him because he is acting like a saint. I do not undersand this statement that he is anti-Christian.




> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Saturday March 25 - 07:50 - Posted by 3e959de9338933ee...

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> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Saturday March 25 - 14:43 - Posted by fdfdd137787b0c40...

4 must have also have been living in some sort of protective bubble, in which the light of day has never penetrated. He must never read any newspapers but those Jerry Falwell publishes, only listen to FOX NEWS, and only listen to RUSH LIMBAUGH. He must be a True Believer, secure in his infallible Bible and the belief that his Old Testament God is not a violent curmudgeon, not worth half of any of the rival Gods of 2,000 years ago. He must be deaf, dumb, or blind, or so indoctrinated by the televangelists that he does not see that death and destruction of a country that did NOTHING to us is immoral and illicit. I wonder what kind of Christian he is that he can think that the murder of 120,000 Muslims is fulfilling any of the preachings of his Jesus? He must think that the killing of innocent women and children, because they are NOT Christian, is warranted. This is the part of Christianity that I find not only offensive but dastardly. KIll the Infidel? Is that what your Jesus said? 4 must have a warped personality, highly indocrinated, to make the statements that he just did. Is it charitable and compassionate to shoot a Muslim woman in the head, and then offer her orphan child some chewing gum or a candy bar and consider you have done your Christian Duty? Does 4 really approve of the Shock and Awe that Bush unleased upon Baghdad to kill 20,000 innocent persons in one night? I’ll bet he does!



> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Thursday May 18 - 02:51 - Posted by 0855e57b37162777...

Where do you come from? What planet are you living on? Do you and your townspeople really believe that "a man of God and a good Christian" would declare an illegal, preemptive war on a country that was no threat to the US AND then lied about the reason for going to war; a man who declares he supports the troops and constantly uses them a backdrop when he makes a speech and THEN TRIES TO CUT FUNDING TO HELP VETERANS; a man who has rolled back enviromental laws; gives tax cuts to the wealthy over the middle class; makes speeches about the importance of education then cuts funding for students, and the Arts; who has lied to the American people again and again and again...is THAT a good Christian? I thought Christianity was about peace not war, about helping those less fortunate than you are not making their lives even worse; about caring for this planet and the life on it not raping the enviroment!!
I grew up an Episcopalian, went to church every Sunday. You are NOT my idea of a true Christian person; anyone who supports this man is either blind or stupid.
Enjoy your standard of living whilst you can. With this man as President, it may soon be over.



> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Thursday December 24 - 08:32 - Posted by Chick - 7a90ac100910b981...

You must be very naive to think Bush talks to God. How you can possibly think he is a good man after going to war with a country that did not attack us. Maybe now you can see what he has done to our country. Putting us in the worst recession since the Depression of the 30. And for his action on this terrible war how many young men have been killed and maimed through his action.
I am also a Christian and whole heartly believe in God but this man believes in Greed.



> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Sunday March 26 - 05:06 - Posted by 8686fee75f54299b...

Right on,sir! But we must today look beyond the end of bush and work like beavers to get a strong man/woman Democrat into office.

Alas, not many around. At this moment, I favor Feingold.

john kirk in sunny tucson




> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Sunday March 26 - 09:27 - Posted by 1c9656ae566e9cbb...

yea right the democrats will save us HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHA



> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Sunday March 26 - 19:27 - Posted by a32f5c017bea2d6c...

What a joy it must be to be a liberal. They are like children screaming and crying because you won’t take them to playland. And while the liberals cry in the backseat, they have the incredible security of knowing that an adult is in the front driving, and that adult is George W Bush. And they can’t tell me that doesn’t please them. Afterall, it could be Ted Kennedy up there driving. Yikes....Get a life jacket!




> REASSESSING GEORGE W. BUSH
Monday March 27 - 05:55 - Posted by a3a979dca1ee8a69...

It strikes me as asinine that whenever accurate criticism is made of the current Republican administration, some dick head always mentions Ted Kennedy’s auto accident, as if that had anything to do with the subject at hand. It’s like name calling during a debate. Grow up or shut up.

Calling Dubya an adult is a gross exaggeration. Ignoring the fact that plans were being made to invade Iraq before 9/11 displays either ignorance or dishonesty. Ignoring the fact that our government has played into the hands of the terrorists, and that we live in a far more dangerous world is foolhardy. Enjoy the tax breaks if you are wealthy enough to benefit from them, but take pause to consider the world that we are leaving our children.






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