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May 15, 2007

Newsweek: Bush Is Mentally Ill

I'm lovin' it.

Check out the powerful evidence of Bush's predisposition to live in delusionary fantasy (bolded text):

Psychology researchers, including some who advise politicians, have reached the same conclusion. "I do think there is denial on Bush's part in his running of the war," says Kerry Sulkowicz, clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Medical Center. "He seems unmoved by the extent of the evidence that things are far worse than he believes. The tip-off for denial is perpetual optimism, a pathological certainty that things are going well."

Bush could, of course, know full well that the United States cannot achieve its goals in Iraq. If so, then he is lying not to himself but to us (for reasons scientists would have a field day with, but that's another story). But while it's always risky to psychoanalyze a politician from afar, a few things in his past are consistent with the capacity for denial. When he was 7, his baby sister died of leukemia. Bush, while certainly not denying her death, tried to cheer up his grieving mother, saying everything would be OK.

What a monster. And how bizarre it is to reassure one's mother after the death of a child.

Also, those who abuse alcohol, as Bush has admitted doing, typically need to see the world in black and white in order to stay on the wagon. "It's how they control their addiction," says Sulkowicz. "It reflects an inability or refusal to see shades of gray."

As long as we're doing armchair psychological diagnosis, let me direct the MSM's attention to the well-known mechanism called projection and also the recently-acknowleged condition called Bush Derangement Syndrome, or BDS.

It's pretty amazing to me that the left-liberal media continues insisting upon its own capacity to see things "in shades of gray" while simultaneoulsy making the most categorical, absolutist statements about war, terror, and Republicans imaginable.

So let me point the MSM to another couple of terms: cognitive dissonance and self-awareness, lack of .


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