Sunday, December 10, 2006

An Insane Presidency?

What can you do when your country's president is certifiable?

In the United States we have no method to address an insane president except to assess the his 'Inability' to discharge his duties. Impeachment is reserved for "Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" - which seemingly will also fit this president in spades.

We can only hope the leaders of all political parties can and will find the courage to confront our current presidential insanity before it’s too late. George W. Bush, the omnipotent, all-knowing 'War President' is in total denial and has proven manifestly unable to accept any advice or opinions contrary to his own, no matter the source.

This From the San Francisco Chronicle:

‘Much of Washington is looking at President Bush as a man standing on quicksand in Iraq, refusing the branch offered by his father's friend to save his presidency and the country from a historic blunder.’

‘Bush looks at history, too. A day after the release of a grim assessment of the war by the Iraq Study Group, headed by James Baker, a close friend of Bush's father who served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton, Bush conceded the need for tactical shifts, but he left it to those who follow him into the Oval Office to decide whether to leave Iraq.’

‘ "Will we have the resolve and confidence in liberty to prevail?" he asked. That question is "not going to face this government ... because we made up our mind. We've made that part clear. It'll face future governments. There will be future opportunities for people to say, 'Well, it's not worth it. Let's just retreat.' " ‘

Our War President is quickly losing even his most vociferous supporters:
‘ "Late Thursday, Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith, a Republican who voted for the war, became the latest member of the president's party to leave his side when he slammed the entire Iraq enterprise in a scathing Senate floor speech.’

‘ "I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up by the same bombs day after day," Smith said. "That is absurd. It may even be criminal. I cannot support that anymore." ‘

Molly Ivins offers some very sage advice, saying "The first rule of holes is, when you find yourself in one, stop digging." Because of Bush's implacably stubborn stupidity, he is now certain to go into history as our nation's biggest presidential fool ever, leaving his horrendous mess for others to clean up. Trouble is, many of our young people will continue to die because of his insane, sophomoric hubris.

Let us hope saner heads can somehow prevail to get this madman removed from power and into prison where he belongs. Perhaps there he can receive the therapy he needs.

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