American Samizdat

Wednesday, November 01, 2006. *
Even a Republican can be right sometimes, get this...

For anyone who is unaware, Andrew Sullivan is a conservative Republican, and he is nonetheless speaking thus:
George W. Bush just gave the most powerful reason for voting Democratic next Tuesday. He has reiterated unconditional support for the two architects of the chaos in Iraq, Cheney and Rumsfeld. He intends to keep Rumsfeld in his job until 2008! Why not a medal of freedom while he's at it?

Let me put this kindly: anyone who believes that Donald Rumsfeld has done a "fantastic job" in Iraq is out of his mind. The fact that such a person is president of the United States is beyond disturbing. But then this is the man who told Michael Brown he was doing a "heckuva job." And, yes, our Iraq policy begins to look uncannily like the Katrina response.

The president, in other words, has just proved that he is utterly unhinged from reality, in a state of denial truly dangerous for the world. He needs an intervention. Think of this election as an intervention against a government in complete denial and capable of driving the West off a cliff. You can't merely abstain now. Bush just raised the stakes. And he must be stopped.

and he repeated all this on CNN today. You can watch the interview with him and Christopher Hitchens on AMERICAblog.

For anyone overseas who doesn't know the lingo, "intervention" is from the lingo of Alcoholics Anonymous -- it is what you do to an alcoholic in deep denial about his drinking problem, when you bring in his or her relatives and friends to confront the drinker en masse until denial is no longer possible.

Also see, After President Meets Reporters, Sullivan -- Once a Bush Backer -- Now Suggests He May Have 'Lost His Mind'
posted by Uncle $cam at 10:46 PM
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