Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls
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Friday, September 21, 2007

Deeper into the Abyss

Sidney Blumenthal reaches into the realm of abnormal psychology to understand where our Commander and Thief is coming from:

Bush grasps at the straws of his own disinformation as he casts himself deeper into the abyss. The more profound and compounded his blunders, and the more he redoubles his certainty in ultimate victory, the greater his indifference to failure. He has entered a phase of decadent perversity, where he accelerates his errors to vindicate his folly. As the sands of time run down, he has decided that no matter what he does, history will finally judge him as heroic.
The greater the chaos, the more he reinforces and rigidifies his views. The more havoc he wreaks, the more he insists he is succeeding. His intensified struggle for self-control is matched by his increased denial of responsibility. Hence Petraeus.

Having been pushed into a quagmire by master manipulators like Cheney and Rumsfeld, the Decider Guy has pretty much gone off the deep end. His latest lashing out at Move On.org is indeed pathetic. Here is a man so deeply insecure that an ill-advised attempt to use a rhyming scheme, to grab reader's attention for an ad that was 100% factual in content, sends him into a towering rage. Hardly befitting the leader of a democracy with a cherished tradition of free speech, Bush's petulant response reminds me of the sort of tirades indulged in by absolute monarchs, like Louis XIV of France, if some wine-soaked courtier foolishly tried to poke fun at the King's favorite wig.

So what can we do? It is tempting to recall the language our founding fathers wisely included in article II, section 1 of our Constitution, providing for the "Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office." Yet while Bush's mental incompetence is now obvious to a majority of American citizens, there are sadly still too many Republicans on Capitol Hill in denial on this issue. Therefore we must turn to Article II, Section 4, which provides that "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Let the Republicans on Capitol Hill defend the innocence of Bush and Cheney all they want, the people know they're guilty, and the people want them gone. If any Republicans are truly concerned to spare the country the trauma, or embarrassment, that an impeachment trial-- not centred around an incident of extra-marital fellatio-- might cause, they should call on Cheney and Bush to resign immediately.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice post Ulysses! You know all these insiders are all just trying to ride out the clock. They don't really grasp the depth of the public anger at this chickenhawk and his cronies.