It's become kabuki theatre, this macabre dance Bush and Cheney do on a daily basis. It's like watching someone on a bad acid trip. Kabuki shares traditions with Bunraku, traditional Japanese puppet theatre, and these days it's becoming hard to tell who's pulling who's strings. The New York Times Maureen Dowd wraps the bow nicely with this bit:"Delusional is far too mild a word to describe Dick Cheney. Delusional doesn't begin to capture the profound, transcendental one-flew-over daftness of the man." Here's what Robert Byrd (W.V.-D) Chair of House Appropriations had to say yesterday about Jr. Isn’t the first sentence I’m quoting below tantamount to the legal definition of insanity?
This President - a President so cavalier that he once crowed “Bring ‘em on” to terrorists in Iraq - no longer appreciates the consequences of his actions. George Bush is leading us down a path that can only end with more American blood, treasure and stature lost.Impeachment? Bring it on.
Not only does Mr. Bush intend to plunge us deeper into what is now clearly a civil war in Iraq, but he is now increasing his belligerence towards Iran and Syria. In his State of the Union address, Mr. Bush called out Iran no less than seven times.
I fear that what we are seeing now is an administration intent on laying the groundwork for a wider war in the Middle East. That is why it is so important for us to reject Mr. Bush’s plan for more troops in Iraq. Once escalation in Iraq begins, there is no telling what ruinous consequences await this nation.
Right now, Mr. Bush must hear a siren call from every corner of America that we will not allow an imperial president to defy our will. Please stand with me.