Saturday, March 03, 2007

Bush Derangement Syndrome Alive and Well

Now that the Scooter Libby farce of a trial appears to be at the point of a verdict, I thought I’d go to a few liberal websites to see what they are saying there. One thing I’ve noticed is how many bloggers and commenters seem to have forgotten some recent history.

A. Due to Al Gore’s challenge of President Bush’s 2000 Florida win, the Bush transition team was not able to function properly for several weeks after the election. A president is usually able to assemble his own team (in an unprecedented action, President Clinton fired 92 of 93 U.S. Attorneys immediately after his inaugural). Out of necessity, President Bush was forced to retain thousands of Clinton holdovers in sensitive spots long after his inauguration. Some of these holdover decisions also reflected an attempt by President Bush to tone down the vicious partisan attacks that had been poisoning the political atmosphere.

B. Many of these holdovers disagreed with the Bush policy of regime change in Iraq and set about to undermine this policy any way they could.

C. Joseph Wilson, one of these holdovers, was maneuvered by his wife, Valerie Plame, an opponent of Bush’s policies, into a trip to Niger supposedly to confirm or deny that Saddam had tried to purchase yellowcake (highly enriched uranium).

D. After issuing an official report largely confirming the Bush Administration’s fears, Wilson then wrote an op-ed piece in the NY Times and in an unending series of television appearances in which he said just the opposite – hinting strongly that the President had lied in the part of his State of the Union speech that addressed that issue.

E. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, after investigating this matter and hearing testimony under oath, concluded that Wilson had lied in his public pronouncements on the matter, and that Saddam Hussein had, in fact, attempted to purchase yellowcake from Niger, as the British report cited by Bush had originally said. The 9/11 Commission also debunked Wilson’s public claims.

F. The whole Wilson-Plame affair and the current Scooter Libby trial is a sad attempt on the part of liberal Democrats to punish those who helped expose their heroes, Wilson, Plame and also Richard Clark for the liars and scoundrels that they are. It is one thing to disagree with a President’s policy; it is quite another to scheme to undermine it. Of course, those on the left are so certain of the righteousness of their beliefs that any means to an end is justified.

G. If you are sick and tired of hearing about this case, I have to warn you that it will never be over. The lies that were told are being retold every day by liberal media (especially NBC and MSNBC) and by liberal bloggers on the web. Those who believe that the President and only the President has the duty and the authority to take what steps he deems necessary to protect America from foreign threats must keep rising over and over to defend him against those who will go to any lengths to destroy him personally and politically. It’s called, “Bush Derangement Syndrome”.

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At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you on this, Russ. This Scooter Libby fiasco will never go away, for sure. Part of our judicial system in this country is just as corrupt as the Liberal Democrats who picked them to serve. I listened to Senator Patrick Lahey ramble on yesterday about "Republican heads need to roll", and he can't even straighten out his own state of Vermont in tightening up laws on child pedophiles. He should be doing all he can do to get Jessica's Law in his state, but he doesn't want to do it, because he's in the tank with all his ACLU pals. He couldn't care less about the protection of the children in his own state, and with him, it's all about money. What a hypocrite! Shame on him!

At 4:08 AM, Blogger Joseph Martini said...

Liberalism is a mental disease, just as you describe.

It's righteousness is an article of blind faith, especially here in the northeast. Just as you point out, any lie and any corrupt act is justified to serve a noble end.

I had a conversation years ago with a fundamentalist liberal who finally opened my eyes to this mental condition.

Click my name and go to the posting entitled Liar! Liar?

The conversation, although 15 years old, is reported word for word and provides a first-hand look into the mind of a true believer.


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