The fog of Bush's mind.
President Bush today said he had tried to avoid war with Iraq "diplomatically to the max."
Speaking to a business group in Irvine, Ca., he admitted mistakes were made in planning for the Iraq invasion, but he defended the troop level, saying "it was the troop level necessary to do the job," and he would commit the same number if given a secondchance. (image stolen from www.darrelplanet.com) The remarks came as another former general joined seven others who in recent days have called for the resignation of Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, saying he had mismanaged the planning and execution of the war. Bush also explained, in unusually stark terms, how his belief in God influences his foreign policy. "I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true," he said. "One, I believe there's an Almighty. And, secondly, I believe one of the great gifts of the Almighty is the desire in everybody's soul, regardless of what you look like or where you live, to be free. "I believe liberty is universal. I believe people want to be free. And I know that democracies do not war with each other."
President Bush reads like a freshman political science essay written by a dope smoking frat boy in way over his head. Wait, he is the perennial dope smoking frat boy freshman.
These remarks are made as if his handlers put random quotes on a piece of paper, cut them into strips and allowed him to draw them out of a hat and then say them out loud.
The president as random policy statement generator.
What a desperate statement. Is he appealing to his delusional base of support or does he really believe this nonsense?
I watched Fog of War tonight. Could Bush follow it? Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson told President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis that the president was wrong. Could anyone tell Bush he is wrong and could Bush hear that he is wrong?
He also said that our enemies "know, and it doesn't take much to realize, that when you put carnage on our TV screens, it. He also said: "It's not easy work, by the way, to go from tyranny to democracy. We had kind of a round go ourself, if you look back at our history. My Secretary of State's relatives were enslaved in the United States even though we had a Constitution that said all were -- that believed in the dignity, or at least proclaimed to believe in the dignity of all. The Articles of Confederation wasn't exactly a real smooth start for our government to begin. And what you're watching on your TV screens is a new democracy emerging."
What in hell does he mean? What is he saying? There is no relationship between The Articles of Confederation (reads like a bad compare/contrast essay on a final exam he forgot he had to take) and Iraq. What the hell does slavery have to do with Iraq? Is he just throwing words and hoping something sticks?
It would be easy to make the statement that Robert S. McNamara somehow compares to Donald H. Rumsfeld. That would be easy and incorrect.
Bush puts our troops in harm's way because he believes that he should make foreign policy decisions because he believes there is a God? Okay, so there is a God. Did He really tell Bush to kill hundreds of thousands of people? Why? Is Bush God's instrument on Earth? Is Bush supposed to bring about war in Armageddon?
Are Tim LeHaye and Jerry Jenkins writing the president's briefing books?
This is obscene. It is arrogant and alcoholic and just ridiculous. And dangerous. And it isn't new or even in response to generals' calling for Rumsfeld's retirement--although responding to these retired generals might cause a shift in the perception that we have civilian control of our military--Bush has always spoken like a millennialist since he tripped onto the dry drunk on religion scene. And he does it because it gets him elected. He hasn't dealt with his alcoholism because it is clear he is still delusional and grandious. With the ability to end life as we know it on this planet because he believes he is right and his critics are wrong and it makes him really angry to be told he is wrong.
And how doubtful is his religious conversion? If he was really concerned about the dangers of alcohol, why are his daughters well-known drinkers? Why didn't he have some sort of discussion with them? If Laura could tell him, "It's me or Jim Beam," why did she raise two hell-raising lushes?
Bush's view of religion is nothing more than an extension of his arrogant, delusional dry drunk belief in himself. And we are enablers. Forget Donald Rumsfeld. Impeach Bush.