by Georgie Anne Geyer
. . .
Indeed, it is less Bush's immediate obsession with Iraq that
is illustrated here, than a kind of religiously-inspired
grandiosity of character is revealed. For instance:
"This will be a monumental struggle between good and evil,"
he says just after 9/11.
. . .
Another time, he says to Woodward, "I'm the commander--see, I
don't need to explain--I do not need to explain why I say
things. That's the interesting thing about being the
president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they
say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an
. . .
At still another point after the Afghan war has started, the
president says to his staff, "Look, our strategy is to
create chaos, to create a vacuum." . . . "We
will export death and violence to the four corners of the
earth in defense of our great nation."
["George W. Bush is certainly the plaything of such forces as the
geopolitics of oil but it seems that he is susceptible to other even
darker archetypal concerns. Let me be blunt. The man is delusional
and the shape of his delusion is specifically apocalyptic in belief
and intent."--Michael Ortiz Hill, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, CounterPunch,
January 4, 2003]