President Napoleon, I Presume?
By Number Six
Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 03:27 AM
Some of us didn't, some did...watch Chimpy's addy to the nation last night, about his desire to send even MORE troops into Iraq...The other bloggers all over are having none of it. I feel the same way, reminding those who read here it wasn't long ago I accused Chimpy of being totally, barking-dog mad.
Some liken it to the so-called "Napoleon Complex", a pseudo-psychiatric term. Okay, it is documented. Means, simply, someone who feels they must go into "overkill" mode to prove they're a really big and important person.
We've all known for some time, based on armchair psychiatric exams, that Chimpy suffers from more demons than five horror movies. And then some. Some have studied him intensely, claiming, oh, yes, he's in deep, deep mental health doodoo:
Quaker and university professor Katherine van Wormer co-authored the definitive, 2002, Addiction Treatment. This expert writes that "George W. Bush manifests all the classic patterns of what alcoholics in recovery call 'the dry drunk'. His behavior is consistent with being brought on by years of heavy drinking and possible cocaine use." [Counterpunch Oct. 11, 2002]
"Dry drunk," explains the professor, "is a slang term used by members and supporters of Alcoholics Anonymous and substance abuse counselors to describe the recovering alcoholic who is no longer drinking - one who is dry, but whose thinking is clouded."
Such an individual is 'dry' but not truly sober. Such individuals tend to go to overboard. A good example of Bush' "polarized thinking" is his call for "crusades" based on "infinite justice" for "evil-doers" comprising an "axis of evil".
Bush's "obsessive repetition" also remind this professor, "of many of the recovering alcoholics/addicts I had treated." Van Wormer worriers, "His power, in fact, is such that if he collapses into paranoia, a large part of the world will collapse with him."
Don't you wish you don't know that? Further:
To those who deem it unseemly to count the brick's on one man's load, let us recall that this unelected President is one brick short of killing what the UN fears could be up to a half-million people in Iraq. This massacre could easily see Pakistan's government - and its 30 to 40 nukes - falling to an al Qaeda/Taliban majority. Bush's announced plans to attack North Korea and Iran have already prompted both countries to hit the nuclear gas pedal, virtually assuring a "nuclear event". And his $5 trillion blowout has taken the American economy to a $2 trillion deficit in two short years. As ignored global warming triggers Extreme Weather Events, frightened Nobel price-winning economists warn that GW's proposed $600 billion tax cut is "fiscal madness" - "a very serious economic error" that will collapse the country in exactly the same way the ex-Soviet Empire went bust buying and deploying so many arms in so many places. Ditto Imperial Rome.
Are these the acts of a rational person?
Hmm. Depends, are we speaking of me or Lee or are we talking about Charlie Manson??
Unfortunately, the Constitution, unlike, say, the Uniform Code Of Military Justice, does not come with a special clause to relieve a superior officer, when, in the opinion of subordinates, he's barking-dog bonkers nutsy. And like Nuxon, in his own final days, may and will act loopier by the ticking of the clock. Henry Kissinger, Nixon's right-arm, told certain generals to "ignore him if he wants to launch nukes."
And now, the dry drunk is playing Nixon to the tee, making this little "surge" of his into the same insanity we saw in Laos, Thailand. Remember that little "surge"? Killed so many of our friends, oh, thank you Dick Nixon!
Thus, it's like The Caine Mutiny: We've got a disurbed skipper, these are some dangerous waters, and somebody needs to relieve him of command immediately. Not tomorrow, not a week from now, I mean it, immediately.
I just wish our Constitution designers had thought of that...relieved of command because others think he's nuts. And what's so bad?