Monday, December 04, 2006

The pathology of neo-conservatism.


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.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think I saw a post at James Wolcott's blog that implied Bolton has a very close, personal relationship with Judith Miller. We already know of his personal ties to that batshit loony nazi Pam Oshry from Atlas Shrugs.

I'm amazed no one's come out with some sleazy little scandal to pin on Bolton. He must really know where all the bodies are hidden.

I hope this puts an end to John Bolton and that the next time we hear about him, it will be when he appears before the ICC.

Dave said...

At least finally someone is starting to call Bush delusional.

GoodGrief said...

I think "delusional" is probably applicable, but there's more going on here. I'm not sure why, but every time I see Bush on the telly, I see the silly movie dramatizations of mental illness that involved a "Napoleonic complex". Small man, large ego, puffed up chest, hand over heart to indicate concern, inane drivel coming out of mouth. The middle east theatre is Bush's form of Napoleon's Russia. Like Napoleon, Bush will refuse to acknowledge he's bitten off more than he can chew until it's too late. Unfortunately, the U.S. will not exile Bush to Elba.

aweb said...

What really bothers me about Bush, and I've seen this noted elsewhere, is the total disconnect between what he is saying, and his facial expression while saying it.

He smiles and snickers while talking about almost anything, from deaths in Iraq, sick children, AIDS, it's totally disconcerting. I can't get through 2 minutes of watching Bush speak about anything (thankfully he doesn't talk much in public). Clearly, something is wrong with the man. Somewhere, all the political coaches telling him to smile became like a second personality that manifests while he talks.

Anonymous said...

I think it's chemical. Either Bush is drinking again, or he's on some sort of medication.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! I've noticed that same snickering sneering grin on certain of Canada's Ministers in the HoC.
Harper, Flaherty, Amborse, Finley, Oda, Toews, O'Connor and it's gone beyond smirking with Baird.
Where is the funding for this disease?
Canada needs more funding for that scourge of the early 21st Century disease. It's a cross between lock jaw and slack jaw: Con-constipatory-grin-ati-colitis

Word on the street is some bozo brought it home from another country... not Quebec!

thwap said...

Y'all might be interested to know that all the fuck-faces on SDA are tut-tutting the lack of credibility of the mainstream media.

Y'know: How can people who have been so consistently wrong about everything presume to imagine that they're above reproach?

(Note: that's the sda clods talking about the mainstream media! gahhh .....)

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/005085.html

Miss Cellania said...

Bush learned he can pretty much get away with anything in the last six years. The ridiculous "signing statements" are proof of that. Congress passes a law, he signs it, but notes that he won't enforce it. When that kind of stupidity goes on, its no wonder he's developed a Napolean Complex.