thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.

Kucinich questions Bush’s mental health

“I seriously believe we have to start asking questions about his mental health,” Kucinich, an Ohio congressman, said in an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board on Tuesday. “There’s something wrong. He does not seem to understand his words have real impact.”

Kucinich, known for his liberal views, trails far behind the leading candidates in most Democratic polls. He was in Philadelphia for a debate at Drexel University.

Bush made the remarks at a news conference earlier this month.

He said: “I’ve told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them (Iran) from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.”

Known for his “liberal views”, you can almost see the spittle hit the writer’s monitor as he wrote those words. While not a Kucinich fan it does seem like a fair and relevant question. We lived with the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal pointed at us for years. North Korea could probably point some kind of crude warhead on a missile that could reach California if they were pushed. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad isn’t exactly a poster child for stellar mental heath, but he and Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are well aware as every nuclear power is, that firing a nuclear weapon at the U.S. would be the same thing as committing suicide. So when Bush talks pure smack about Iran (which as far as we know isn’t making weaponizable nuclear material) and the start of WW III he sounds as unglued as as any tin horn smoke blowing despot the world has seen the last fifty years. Iran is in talks with China and the EU about oil sells. A nation that is so concerned about its economic future hardly sounds suicidal. If Bush is sane then he has no excuse for the following,

“I fully understand those who say you can’t win this thing militarily. That’s exactly what the United States military says, that you can’t win this military.”—on the need for political progress in Iraq, Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2007

“I got a lot of Ph.D.-types and smart people around me who come into the Oval Office and say, ‘Mr. President, here’s what’s on my mind.’ And I listen carefully to their advice. But having gathered the device, I decide, you know, I say, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’ “— Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 3, 2007 ( Lesson, do not listen to smart people)

“You know, when you give a man more money in his pocket—in this case, a woman more money in her pocket to expand a business, it—they build new buildings. And when somebody builds a new building somebody has got to come and build the building. And when the building expanded it prevented additional opportunities for people to work.”—Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 3, 2007

“I cannot look a mother and father of a troop in the eye and say, ‘I’m sending your kid into combat, but I don’t think we can achieve the objective.’ “—Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007

“More than two decades later, it is hard to imagine the Revolutionary War coming out any other way.”—Martinsburg, W. Va., July 4, 2007 ( We all continue to be astounded by the Conservative grasp of history)

“We understand the fright that can come when you’re worried about a rocket landing on top of your home.”—Washington, D.C., May 17, 2007

All said by George W. Bush the sanest guy in these here parts, yehoo and amen. We can also get in the time machine and go back to all that BS about Iraq definitely, positively having WMD and connections to AQ; wrapping all that pure bull hockey in the flag and selling it to the American public. Again, if Bush and Cheney are sane they’re criminally liable for the over 3000 deaths of American service personnel in Iraq.

Some nice satire on the Boylan to Greenwald e-mail from Jon Swift, Steven Boylan Is Not a Moron

Although I get the distinct impression that Greenwald doubts Boylan’s denial, I think this is really unfair. Boylan would have to be some kind of a moron to have sent an email as idiotic as the one Greenwald received. It’s difficult for me to believe that a military spokeperson would send such an unprofessional email unless he was drunk or the stress of his job had driven him temporarily insane or he had developed multiple personality disorder and the email was sent by one of his crazed partisan personas.

I thought that Konservatives were pro Kompetition. Pro bitness and lett’n the market decide, whatever – FBI investigating Stevens’ fishing bills

_A $100 million federal loan program approved in 2000 to buy out Alaska crab boats, trim the size of the fleet and boost prices. The Bering Sea Crab Effort Reduction Fund, an industry group that supported the buyout program, hired Ben Stevens’ company, Advance North, as a consultant.

_A $30 million earmark Ted Stevens used to create the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board, which provided federal money to promote Alaska seafood. Ben Stevens was the board’s first chairman and approved grants to companies including those paying him consulting fees, state financial disclosure reports show.

I’m thinking that Wiseguys is probably one of Ted and Sons favorite movies.

One of the big grand daddies of neoconsservatism Norman Podhoretz thinks Iran should be bombed now and if you don’t agree then you’re a Hitler sympathizer. Norman is sane, Norman is sane. Naw, no matter how many times I repeat it I can’t convince my self its true, Podhoretz v. Zakaria

Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.

“Chronicle of Young Satan”, Mark Twain