Thursday, November 02, 2006

Lunacy begets lunacy

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Bush on Cheney and Rumsfeld to the AP: "Both those men are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them."

I have no comment worthy of such absolute insanity. So I'll quote Sullivan, with whom I'm in agreement on this:

George W. Bush just gave the most powerful reason for voting Democratic next Tuesday. He has reiterated unconditional support for the two architects of the chaos in Iraq, Cheney and Rumsfeld. He intends to keep Rumsfeld in his job until 2008! Why not a medal of freedom while he's at it?

Let me put this kindly: anyone who believes that Donald Rumsfeld has done a "fantastic job" in Iraq is out of his mind. The fact that such a person is president of the United States is beyond disturbing. But then this is the man who told Michael Brown he was doing a "heckuva job." And, yes, our Iraq policy begins to look uncannily like the Katrina response.

The president, in other words, has just proved that he is utterly unhinged from reality, in a state of denial truly dangerous for the world. He needs an intervention. Think of this election as an intervention against a government in complete denial and capable of driving the West off a cliff. You can't merely abstain now. Bush just raised the stakes. And he must be stopped.

Bush must be stopped and the Republican Party must be stopped. And the way to do that is to vote Democratic. Honestly, it's as simple as that.

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