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"UNELECTED" Bush Is Totally Fixated On Success Or Failure Of His Own Propaganda-Mark Crispin Miller
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Edited on Tue Jan-13-09 08:18 PM by kpete
Bush's Swan Song

by Mark Crispin Miller

www.opednews.com

...................

First of all, Bush was obviously drunk (just like Nixon in his last press conference). As ever, the booze loosened him up; and, moreover, at this candid final moment he did not feel any need to fake humane or idealistic feelings. So he spoke with an unusual coherence, offering no rich grammatical and/or syntactical mistakes.

.................

Were there disappointments? Well, he said in passing, it was certainly a disappointment that those "weapons of mass destruction" never actually turned up. There are no words to capture the pure (banal) evil of that utterance. A gruesome war ensued because of his team's mad insistence that those weapons were stowed somewhere in Iraq, with many hundred thousand dead and maimed, that nation devastated, our economy kaput, and all the world now filled with loathing for America--and Bush shows no remorse for it, or even any dim awareness of those consequences, but only "disappointment" that they didn't find the weapons. That there were no such weapons in the first place is another monstrous fact that Bush apparently can't grasp, or no longer even knows, assuming that he ever did. The only thing that seems to bug him is that that still-missing arsenal messed up the show.

Watch the whole performance, and you'll see that Bush's mind is totally fixated on the failure or success of his team's propaganda. Did it win the day, and dazzle the reporters, and jack up his ratings? Or did it fail because of this "mistake" or that unlucky "disappointment," making all "the critics" bark, and driving down his ratings even more? That's really all he's ever thought about--which is another way of saying that he's never really thought at all. It also tells us that he couldn't (and will never) tell the difference between propaganda and reality. That's a weakness common to all tyrants who've been on the job too long; but (as I demonstrated in The Bush Dyslexicon) Bush's mental eye has been thus clouded from the start, and only got more clouded after Cheney made him Emperor just after 9/11.

This, then, is the man who--although unelected--was, by and large, defended, and at crucial times applauded, by "the liberal media" (although, typically, he sees himself as their long-suffering punching-bag). It was not until last year that they turned noticeably critical; and even then they pulled their punches, and still do (as in their over-tactful coverage of this press conference). Thus his blind, vindictive reign is, finally, their fault, even if the blindness and vindictiveness are all his own (and, of course, Dick Cheney's).

MCM

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