Chucklenuts is stuck between Iraq and a hard place. The "deer in the eyes" look he gave on 9-11 was because he was given the message that "Angel is next" unless he did the oligarchy's bidding. He's been their obliging puppet ever since.
johnlasher20002000 wrote: >I think you'll find this most interesting - if you take the time to >read. It could explain a lot. > >Has Bush gone over the edge? > >September 5, 2006 06:06 AM | Enemies of the State | 18 Comments > >An increasing number of Republicans, ranging from former >conservative Congressman Joe Scarborough to former President George >H.W. Bush, worry that President George W. Bush's tenuous hold on >reality is slipping away and the leader of the free world may be >sliding into a full-fledged mental breakdown. > >Scarborough sounded the warning recently when he devoted an episode >of his MSNBC talk show to the topic "Is Bush an Idiot?" Other >published reports say Bush's own father is worried about his son's >mental state. Psychiatrists who have observed Bush during his >presidency share this concern. > >Writes >Jeffrey Steinberg in the ultra-conservative Lyndon LaRouche scandal >sheet Executive Intelligence Review: > >The word is circulating in high-level Republican Party circles that >former President George H.W. Bush is profoundly worried about the >mental state of his son, the current President. According to the >sources, Bush 41 has been communicating with his own intimate >circle, including former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, >and former Secretary of State James Baker III, along with former >President Bill Clinton, about G.W.'s over-the-top support for >Israel's current self-destructive assault on Lebanon. The >ex-President has reportedly conveyed to his close associates that >he fears that G.W. is in a messianic state and is "unreachable," >even by such close advisors as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. >Insight magazine, the online publication of the Washington Times, >buttressed this account, reporting in early August that, for the >first time, a rift has developed between Rice and President Bush, >over the President's one-sided support for Israel, in the ongoing >Israeli Defense Forces invasion of Lebanon. > >Ordinarily, it is easy to dismiss a report from such a source but >others with credible track records are backing up the EIS report. >Bush family insiders say the former President's concern over his >son's mental state was a primary reason why the President made a >rare appearance at the family home in Connecticut during August. >Bush rarely visits his father. In fact, NBC news anchor Brian >Williams recently reported that former President Bill Clinton, who >defeated the elder Bush after one term, visits his former rival >more often. > >White House aides point to the President's increasingly bizarre >behavior: an inpromptu "massage" of a foreign leader at the recent >G8 conference, his penchant for farting in front of new West Wing >aides and his rambling, often incoherent answers to reporters' questions. > >John Dean, the White House counsel who helped bring down another >deranged President: Richard M. Nixon, shares the concern. > >In his book, Conservatives Without Conscience, Dean calls >Republican-controlled Washington a bullying, manipulative, >prejudiced leadership edging the nation toward a dark era. > >"We have returned to the imperial presidency (that existed in the >Nixon era)," Dean says. "We have an unchecked presidency." > >"Are we on the road to fascism?" he adds. "Clearly, we are not on >that road yet. But it would not take much more misguided >authoritarian leadership, or thoughtless following of such leaders, >to find ourselves there. > >"I am not sure which is more frightening," he adds, "another major >terror attack or the response of authoritarian conservatives to that >attack." > >Dr. Justin Frank, the prominent George Washington University >psychiatrist who wrote Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the >President, says Bush has lost touch with reality: > >With every passing week, President Bush marches deeper and deeper >into a world of his own making. Central to Bush's world is an iron >will which demands that external reality be changed to conform to >his personal view of how things are. > >As far as Bush is concerned, he is telling the truth; as Madeleine >Albright recently said to Columbia Magazine: "the most serious >problem is that George Bush now believes what he says." Like many >of my hospitalized patients, Bush has created a vast, detailed but >vague delusional system he feels compelled to maintain at all >costs. This system helps him manage the terrifying anxiety that >threatens to make his already endangered inner world more chaotic. > >Psychoanalytic theory suggests that Bush's true enemy is an aspect >of himself -- the overwhelming anxiety he works so hard to manage. >For Bush, lying remains a central defense mechanism in managing his >fears; he lies foremost to himself, altering his perception of >external or internal reality to fulfill his psychic need to >maintain order. His anxiety is so great that he cannot shift his >thinking to account for new information --especially the fact that >patriotic families of patriotic soldiers demand that he speak with >them. > >Taking responsibility has always been hard for George W. Bush. And >taking responsibility for inflicting harm on others, a major step >in the development of maturity, is a step President Bush has yet to >make. Instead, he persists in lying to himself, surrounding himself >with people who agree with him. And now he is not safe even inside >his own closed circle. > >Dr, Frank has studied Bush's actions and personality extensively >and believes the President needs extensive analysis and help. > >"It is not too late for President Bush to have the second half of >his medical check-up: psychological testing," Dr. Frank says. >"After his recent press conference in which he kept talking about >finishing the job while attacking Democrats for wanting an exit >strategy, Bush showed even more telltale signs of a particular kind >of mental disturbance which medical professionals call thought >disorder." > >Writing in The Huffington Post, Dr. Frank continues: > >I had always felt that his inability to respond to crisis, as seen >in his response to 9/11 and Katrina and Israel's bombing of >Lebanon, was because he suffered from something called affective >flooding, where overwhelming anxiety paralyzes any ability to think >or even function. Such a response is similar to denial but writ >large. Those who observe the president at such moments - thanks to >smuggled film clips and his historic April 2004 press conference >when he was asked if he had made any mistakes as president - see >that he starts rapid blinking movements before his eyes glaze over >and become almost fixed in a blank, mindless stare. This massive >disconnection from inner self and outer world is called >"splitting." > >But a recent press conference (August 21, 2006) >showed that when he is in control he is not flooded in this way. >Rather, his splitting takes the form of hatred of reality. I use >the term hatred purposefully. When he was pushed by a few >increasingly frustrated reporters, he behaves like the untreated >alcoholic he is - summarily dismissing material reality. > >When offered a chance to re-think the Iraq war he becomes >obstreperous, using sarcasm to both mask and express his internal >rage at being challenged. When back in control he patronizes >members of what he calls the "Democrat" party, saying that they are >"good people" and that he doesn't question their patriotism. In >control he is a poor man's Cicero, saying what he's not going to >say anyway. Reading between the lines, he calls his critics >quitters. > >All of this behavior is in the service of defending himself against >reality - something he actively hates. At times, his >attempts to ward off reality make him appear stupid. He is not. >Rather, internal and external realities are too threatening for him >to face. When asked whether he had been surprised or frustrated by >all the bad news from Baghdad he didn't even understand the >question. This is because the very act of facing such questions >threatens to destroy his tenaciously held preconceptions. This he >cannot risk; he employs various coping mechanisms to attack such >questions in any way he can. Instead of acknowledging personal >frustration he said that the war must be frustrating for the >national psyche. But his hatred of reality required a more violent >approach - the day after his conference he sent more of those poor >marines back into a world of horror. > >His ability to dismiss reality is profound - more than the simple >method used by his mother Barbara, who said she wasn't going to >watch the TV news during the war because watching body bags >would spoil her "beautiful mind". No, he has a rugged inner strength > - unless confronted by surprise - that enables him to dismiss and >destroy personal perception. > >His mental pulse needs to be taken, not just his physical one. I >think that what prevents his doctors from doing so is their fear of >what they'd find. Without such an examination, we are left with no >medical terms to describe his mental functioning, his private >global war on terror which extends to attacks on his own capacity >to perceive reality. I have not examined the President, so it is >not proper for me to offer a diagnosis. However, my observations >lead me to believe that he is psychotic. > > > > > > > > > > To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/