Paul Craig Roberts: Is Bush Insane?

Is Bush Insane?

The president of the United States is so deep into denial that he is no longer among the sane.

Delusion still rules Bush three weeks after the American people repudiated him and his catastrophic war in elections that delivered both House and Senate to the Democrats in the hope that control over Congress would give the opposition party the strength to oppose the mad occupant of the White House.

On Nov. 28, Bush insisted that U.S. troops would not be withdrawn from Iraq until he had completed his mission of building a stable Iraqi democracy capable of spreading democratic change in the Middle East.

The same day that Bush reaffirmed his commitment to building a stable Iraqi democracy, a secret U.S. Marine Corps intelligence report was leaked. According to The Washington Post, the report concludes, “The social and political situation has deteriorated to a point that U.S. and Iraqi troops are no longer capable of militarily defeating the insurgency in al-Anbar province.”

The Marine Corps intelligence report says that al-Qaida is the “dominant organization of influence” in Anbar province and is more important than local authorities, the Iraqi government and U.S. troops “in its ability to control the day-to-day life of the average Sunni.”
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The only people in Iraq who are safe belong to al-Qaida and the Sunni insurgents or are Shiite militia leaders such as al-Sadr.

An American group, the Center for Constitutional Rights, has filed war crimes charges in Germany against former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. A number of former U.S. attorneys believe President Bush and Vice President Cheney deserve the same.

Bush has destroyed the entire social, political and economic fabric of Iraq. Saddam Hussein sat on the lid of Pandora’s Box of sectarian antagonisms, but Bush has opened the lid. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have been killed as “collateral damage” in Bush’s war to bring “stable democracy” to Iraq.

Tens of thousands of Iraqi children have been orphaned and maimed. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have fled their country. The Middle East is aflame with hatred of America, and the ground is shaking under the feet of American puppet governments in the Middle East. U.S. casualties (killed and wounded) number 25,000.

And Bush has not had enough!

What better proof of Bush’s insanity could there be?

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