Friday, August 24, 2007

Will Crazy George Listen?

The LA Times this morning says, “The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is expected to advise President Bush to reduce the U.S. force in Iraq next year by almost half, potentially creating a rift with top White House officials and other military commanders over the course of the war.” The New York Times this morning quotes Senator John Warner (R-VA) saying: “President Bush should start bringing home some troops by Christmas to show the Baghdad government that the U.S. commitment in Iraq is not open-ended.” The NYT added, “The move puts John Warner, a former Navy secretary and one-time chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, at odds with the president, who says conditions on the ground should dictate deployments.” Of course our delusional president won’t listen to anyone. That’s a given. But a better question is: What would make George Bush listen to anything other than the voice of God he says he hears and obeys? Right now, it suits the GOP to pretend that George Bush is at the helm of our ship of state and to pretend that the president knows what he’s doing when he insists the United States must stay in Iraq until the next millennium. But since the futures of all Republican Senators depend on the puppet in the White House changing his mind, it’s a challenge for the most creative mind to come up with a scenario for that event. Because George W. Bush has so many mental disabilities (that is, delusions, narcissism, paranoia, debilitating anxiety, manic/depression and/or schizophrenia, mother-obsession, father-hate, addiction problems, sexual identity confusion, and distrust of psychiatrists and psychiatry), he is incapable of changing his mind or admitting he ever was wrong. The Bush handlers had thought that staying in Iraq would be an issue that would resonate with voters. The opposite has turned out to be true. But it never occurred to the Bush administration that Crazy George would be called on to change his mind before leaving office. When a robot has not been equipped with any command other than “forward”, what do you do if you want the robot to stop? 1) You let it go forward until its batteries die. 2) You let it destroy itself by running into a wall. 3) You knock it over. It looks like the Bush handlers have opted for solution No. 2.

1 comment:

Barry Schwartz said...

I doubt the bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, or that Bush hallucinates the voice of 'God'. I think Bush creates a narrative in which he is the chief servant of 'God', and that the personality disorder is sufficient illness for him to do that.