Yesterday, September 29, 2006 Crooks and Liars web site posted about a 2 1/2 minute video from Jon Stewart's Daily Show during which Jon discusses the President's reponse to the scandal created by the National Intelligence Estimate leaked to the press on September 26, 2006.
Bush seems angry that Americans have the information from the NIE report that the terrorist threat has gotten worse since the U.S. invaded Iraq not better as President Bush and his administration continually states in spite of the evidence to the contrary.
It makes one wonder whether the President is psychotic, psychopathic, or a dry drunk in denial. These possibilities, of course, are not mutually exclusive and so could be overlapping.
It is very destructive to our country and the world that the President would not want Americans to have information necessary in a Democracy to allow them to participate in good policy development. He seems defensive, rigid, insistent, and angry.
In dysfunctional families one of the rules is the "Don't Talk" rule which means that everyone knows that bad things are happening but no one is suppose to say anything for fear that it may upset the person in authority, usually mom or dad. One of the ways of commenting without being blamed is to make a joke or to play the clown. This gets exemplified in our national politics by satire which Jon Stewart is so good at. It is a sad thing to watch President Bush and his administration self destruct. The only thing sadder is to witness the death and destruction that has been perpetrated around the world under the guise of "freedom and democracy". It seems President Bush believes his own delusions even with evidence to the contrary.
Watch the clip by clicking on the link below. You will either laugh or cry or a little of both.