How lunatic is Bush?
Bush now considers any opposition – even from Pentagon generals – to be “an act of treason”.
Therefore, “lunatic”, I think, is an appropriate description. That, or “dangerously unstable”.
Update: Some are questioning the reliability of the following article. However, reports of Dubya’s mentally unbalanced state and Rumsfeld’s screaming at generals to stop questioning or be fired have appeared elsewhere as well. And it is not uncommon for explosive info to be leaked by anonymous sources to obscure media, in hopes the story will get legs.
From Capitol Hill Blue (emphasis added)
“This is not Desert Storm,Ã¢â‚¬Â one of the Joint Chiefs is reported to have told Rumseld. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the backing of other Middle Eastern nations. We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the backing of any of our allies except Britain and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re advocating a policy that says we will invade another nation that is not currently attacking us or invading any of our allies.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Intelligenced sources say some Arab nations have told US diplomats they may side with Iraq if the U.S. attacks without the backing of the United Nations. Secretary of State Colin Powell agrees with his former colleagues at the Pentagon and has told the President he may be pursuing a “dangerous course.” An angry Rumsfeld, who backs Bush without question, is said to have told the Joint Chiefs to get in line or find other jobs. Bush is also said to be Ã¢â‚¬Å“extremely angryÃ¢â‚¬Â at what he perceives as growing Pentagon opposition to his role as Commander in Chief.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The President considers this nation to be at war,Ã¢â‚¬Â a White House source says,Ã¢â‚¬Â and, as such, considers any opposition to his policies to be no less than an act of treason.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Let’s make up some “facts”
“Sources say the White House has ordered the FBI and CIA to Ã¢â‚¬Å“find and documentÃ¢â‚¬Â links between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The implication is clear,Ã¢â‚¬Â grumbles one longtime FBI agent. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Find a link, any link, no matter how vague or unproven, and then use that link to justify action against Iraq.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The protests are having an effect
Some Pentagon staffers point to last weekendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s antiwar rally in Washington, where they say the crowd included many veterans of Desert Storm. The protests are working! Ã¢â‚¬Å“This wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just a bunch of tree huggers and longhairs marching,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Arnold Giftos of Huntington, West Virginia, who served in Desert Storm and who came to march. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Go to any meeting of veterans groups in this country and you will see serious discussion on whether or not we should be getting into this war.Ã¢â‚¬Â