April 2, 2003
Lapdog USA Today Article Proves that We Have a Delusional Psychotic in the White House
A BUZZFLASH READER NEWS ANALYSIS
The USA article below is largely a piece favorable to Bush, [clearly "guided" by the White House for the most part.] It may be how Hitler behaved in the Bunker in the final days. No one seems bothered by the idea that we are fighting a war because the President believes God called him to lead us in these times. That's a sign of an impaired mind. It is one thing to pray and believe in the power of prayer while asking for guidance and that the country be protected. That is what a religious person does. It is quite another to believe that what one is doing is carrying out God's orders, that one has been chosen to do so. That is what a crazy person does.
Even in this generally laudatory article one can read between the lines and see the outlines of a psychopath getting his kicks at the thought of taking Saddam out. [One can see the signs of a man who believes that he is a God King, a man who loves the power over death too much.]
"Bush believes he was called by God to lead the nation at this time, says Commerce Secretary Don Evans, a close friend who talks with Bush every day. His history degree from Yale makes him mindful of the importance of the moment. He knows he's making 'history-changing decisions,' Evans says."
"Bush copes with anxiety as he always has. He prays and exercises. Evans says his friend has a placid acceptance of challenges that comes from his Christian faith."
"He knows that we're all here to serve a calling greater than self," Evans says. "That's what he's committed his life to do. He understands that he is the one person in the country, in this case really the one person in the world, who has a responsibility to protect and defend freedom."
"On March 17, before he delivered a 48-hour ultimatum to Saddam, Bush summoned congressional leaders to the White House. They expected a detailed briefing, but the president told them he was notifying them only because he was legally required to do so and then left the room. They were taken aback, and some were annoyed. They were just as surprised by his buoyant mood two days later at another White House meeting."
Beginning of the USA TODAY article:
of Iraq war showing on Bush, those who know him say"
WASHINGTON — The public face of President Bush at war is composed and controlled. On TV and in newspaper photos, he is sturdy and assured, usually surrounded by military personnel. But those choreographed glimpses of Bush's commander-in-chief persona don't tell the whole story. Behind the scenes, aides and friends say, the president's role is more complicated and his style more emotional.
People who know Bush well say the strain of war is palpable. He rarely jokes with staffers these days and occasionally startles them with sarcastic putdowns. He's being hard on himself; he gave up sweets just before the war began. He's frustrated when armchair generals or members of his own team express doubts about U.S. military strategy. At the same time, some of his usual supporters are concerned by his insistence on sticking with the original war plan.
Interviews with a dozen friends, advisers and top aides describe a man who feels he is being tested. As might be expected from loyal aides, they portray the president as steady, tough and up to the task, someone whose usual cheer has shifted to a more serious demeanor. Their observations yield a rare inside look at how the president functions in a crisis.
Friends say the conflict is consuming Bush's days and weighing heavily on him. "He's got that steely-eyed look, but he is burdened," says a friend who has spent time with the president since the war began. "You can see it in his eyes and hear it in his voice. I worry about him."
of this Karl Rove "blue plate propaganda special" story can
be found at:
A BUZZFLASH READER NEWS ANALYSIS
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We also recommend you read or re-read the five part BuzzFlash.Com editorial series on the Bush Cartel's use of God for partisan political purposes at:
"Bombing His Way Into the Jaws of Armageddon": Bush Has Hijacked the Presidency and He Has Hijacked God
For Introduction to this series see Part I: "Shock and Awe"
I: "Shock and Awe"
Bush Play Chess?
Other Useful Sites on the American Religious Community Against the War:
Groups Go Online for Peace
The American religious community, much like the general population, is divided on whether or not the United States should lead a military intervention to disarm Iraq. But groups representing Christians, Jews and Muslims are using the Internet to express antiwar sentiments and, in some cases, rally support for the broader peace movement. Web site addresses include:
Groups Positions on War with Iraq
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