I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

So tell us what you really think Paul

Paul Craig Roberts does just that when he describes Bush's speech in Cleveland as Deranged, Disconnected, and Dangerous.
On March 17 William Rivers Pitt wrote that Bush is "deranged, disconnected, and dangerous." In his March 20 Cleveland speech, Bush proved Pitt right.

Bush gave a delusional speech that shows he is detached from reality. "We’re going to help the Iraqis build a strong democracy that will be an inspiration throughout the Middle East, a democracy that’ll be a partner in the global war against the terrorists."

Has no one told Bush that the Iraqis cannot even agree to form a government?
All delusion all of the time:
The day before Bush’s delusional Cleveland speech, Iyad Allawi, the former prime minister of one of our make-believe Iraqi governments, said that in Iraq the casualty rate from the sectarian strife is so high that "if this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is."

The day of Bush’s delusional speech, Patrick Cockburn, present on the scene in Irbil, Iraq, gave a much more truthful account of the situation. Writing in CounterPunch, he reported: "Iraq is a country convulsed by fear. It is at its worst in Baghdad. Sectarian killings are commonplace. . . . The scale of the violence is such that most of it is unreported. . . . Unseen by the outside world, silent populations are on the move, frightened people fleeing neighborhoods where their community is in a minority for safer districts. There is also a growing reliance on militias because of fears that police patrols or checkpoints are in reality death squads hunting for victims."

Not a word of this reality from our delusional president.
Now conservative Paul Craig Roberts has been as shrill as anyone on the left when discussing the administration of George W. Bush and in fact it was this former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, former contributing editor for National Review that first compared the Bush regime to the Nazis. It is significant that he is no longer alone and has been joined by the likes of George Will.
Bush himself may be delusional but the danger lies in the fact that he is surrounded by people like Cheney and Rumsfeld who are insane, mad in a Strangelovian way and Bush listens to them. This administration is not your fathers conservatives but something out of a 70's tinfoil hat movie.

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