Monday, September 25, 2006

Maintaining The Illusion

Bush is more open with confidants about his aggravation over events in Iraq. "He's unbelievably candid in person," said another person close to the president. "Of course it frustrates him. You can't not be frustrated by four car bombs a day and that sort of thing. But I think he's confident it's going to work out. I think he also thinks there's not much of an alternative." Does the president confide much in his father? "Nobody knows," the person said. "It's a steel wall."

Bush deals with stress through vigorous exercise, working out six days a week. When he goes for long bicycle rides, he often invites others to join him, but he asks them not to ride in front of him so he can have the illusion of solitude.
Some metaphors are almost too perfect.


Anonymous muddy said...

He can also enjoy the illusion that he's "winning".

9/25/2006 9:21 AM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Muddy, nicely put.

He's "sure" it is going to work out.

Upon what does he base this certainty?

9/25/2006 2:56 PM  
Anonymous semper fubar said...

Oh I'll BET he's candid alright! I bet the obscenities unleashed in the Oval Office would singe even my jaded ears.

And Muddy - bingo! I'll bet even Lance was instructed to stay back a few yards too, just so Bush coud pretend he was beating the 7-time Tour de France winner.

What an asshole our president is.

9/25/2006 3:43 PM  
Anonymous antonie said...

Why would anyone want to drive in front of him? That's not a safe thing to do.

9/25/2006 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mission Accomplished"

illusion is big with Bush.

And it works with most people. :-(

9/26/2006 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/29/2006 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.. no court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider any other action against the United States or its agents relating to any aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial, or conditions of confinement of an alien detained by the United States who--

`(A) is currently in United States custody; and

`(B) has been determined by the United States to have been properly detained as an enemy combatant or is awaiting such determination.'.

(b) Effective Date- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall apply to all cases, without exception, pending on or after the date of the enactment of this Act which relate to any aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial, or conditions of detention of an alien detained by the United States since September 11, 2001."

In English: Any war crime committed by the Bush administration since 9/11 cannot be prosecuted.

Nice job congress.

Evan Derkacz

9/30/2006 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was passed coz they ALL want to be permanently protected from nasty indictments which a constitutional/human rights lawyer could come up with in this something only a thought criminal or 'unlawful enemy combatant' would say...errrr

10/02/2006 2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice. But Bush has been clever. He has not ratified the International Criminal Court of Justice. Therefore if any American soldier or for that matter politician finds himself in the dock Bush has warned that he will send in the marines. But Tony Blair has ratified the Court and is therefore available for prosecution. We can let the Court have his address if they're interested. It is Number 10, Downing Street, London...[PINTER]

10/02/2006 2:39 AM  
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10/02/2006 11:46 AM  
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10/10/2006 1:06 PM  

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