January 4, 2003

Bush's Armageddon Obsession, Revisited

by Michael Ortiz Hill

Let me be blunt. The man is delusional and the shape of his delusion is specifically apocalyptic in belief and intent. That Bush would attack so many vital systems on so many fronts from foreign policy to the environment may seem confusing from the point of view of realpolitik but becomes transparent in terms of the apocalyptic worldview to which he subscribes. All systems are supposed to go down so the Messiah can come and Bush, seemingly, has taken on the role of the one who brings this to pass.


["Bush and his foreign-policy team have told a string of traditional and fact-based lies about Iraq's links to al Qaeda and 9-11, as well as the magnitude and imminence of the threat Saddam poses to the United States. Those lies have helped the president gain far greater support from the public and Congress for his aggressive stance than he would have garnered with a plain-spoken, straight-shooting approach. "--Dennis Hans, "Bush Is Racking Up 'Frequent Liar Miles'," January 17, 2003]

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