Friday, July 21, 2006

Bat. Shit. INSANE!

"The president believes that unless you address the root causes of the violence that has afflicted the Middle East, you cannot forge a lasting peace," said White House counselor Dan Bartlett. "He mourns the loss of every life. Yet out of this tragic development, he believes a moment of clarity has arrived."

One former senior administration official said Bush is only emboldened by the pressure from U.N. officials and European leaders to lead a call for a cease-fire. U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan demanded yesterday that the fighting in Lebanon stop.

"He thinks he is playing in a longer-term game than the tacticians," said the former official, who spoke anonymously so he could discuss his views candidly. "The tacticians would say: 'Get an immediate cease-fire. Deal first with the humanitarian factors.' The president would say: 'You have an opportunity to really grind down Hezbollah. Let's take it, even if there are other serious consequences that will have to be managed.' "

You know, what the world needs now is not love, sweet love, but a motherfucking tribunal removing this goddamned sociopathic, End Times-lovin', cracker nutjob from the allegedly most powerful public office in the world. Send him back to Crawford pronto where he can fling all the poo he wants without unleashing irreversible damage to the planet.

If I had a hammer, indeed. If it's one thing I can't stand, it's a religious madman.

AFP/Tim Sloan

from here