Ignore everything you've heard about the well-publicized clusterfuck that is Iraq -- all you need for a clear look into the madness of the neo-con mind is encapsulated here:
Unable to win Senate confirmation, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will step down when his recess appointment expires soon, the White House said Monday.
Bolton's nomination has languished in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for more than a year, blocked by Democrats and several Republicans. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a moderate Republican who lost in the midterm elections Nov. 7 that swept Democrats to power in both houses of Congress, was adamantly opposed to Bolton.
President Bush gave Bolton the job temporarily in August 2005, while Congress was in recess. But the appointment expires when Congress formally adjourns, no later than early January.
Although Bush could not give Bolton another recess appointment, the White House was believed to be exploring other ways of keeping him in the job, perhaps by giving him a title other than ambassador.
Read that last line again. Bolton's recess appointment is over, he cannot officially be given another recess appointment, everyone else on the planet hates him with a vengeance and even other Republicans despised him:
[Ohio Republican George] Voinovich was outspoken Thursday in his opposition to Bolton's nomination, suggesting it might not pass the full Senate, where it needs a simple majority of 51 for approval...
"It is my opinion that John Bolton is the poster child of what someone in the diplomatic corps should not be," said Voinovich, a former Ohio governor.
And yet, with all of this baggage, and the fact that the Democrats now control both the House and the Senate, you have President George W. McFuckwit still trying to inflict Bolton on the rest of the world.
How do you explain this? What words do you use to describe someone who, with the world in desperate need of some real diplomacy, continues headlong down a path of utter futility?
This is not being stubborn or staying the course. This has long since passed over into the realm of real mental illness. These people really are just plain crazy.