Let's talk about the real BDS - Bush's Derangement Syndrome. The most powerful man on earth, leader of the free world, is nucking futz and has surrounded himself with sociopaths who couldn't give a rat's arse for democracy, liberty or any of the other concepts they hold up as totems to deflect criticism.
Today, Bush spoke at a meeting of some of the most influential sociopathic minds in America today - the Heritage Foundation. He invoked both Lenin and Hitler in an attack on those who just want some accountability to rebalance his years of executive power-grabbing.
"Unfortunately, on too many issues, some in Congress are behaving as if America is not at war," Bush said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. "This is no time for Congress to weaken the Department of Justice by denying it a strong and effective leader. ... It's no time for Congress to weaken our ability to intercept information from terrorists about potential attacks on the United States of America. And this is no time for Congress to hold back vital funding for our troops as they fight al-Qaida terrorists and radicals in Afghanistan and Iraq."Ahmin-nutjob and his Ayatollah boss have also both said Iran doesn't need, seek or want nuclear weapons. Bush himself has said that America would be a fine place if he were the dictator. Charles Manson said he was the messiah. Everyone knows that taking "the words of evil, ambitious men" literally is all about cherry-picking which words to listen to, which ones are actually attainable in the real world. By everyone I include bush and his sycophantic sociopathic followers - they know it, they're just using it as a smokescreen for their own crimes.
Bush's remarks were his second in two days alleging inaction on Capitol Hill, which has been led by Democrats since January. This speech focused on measures related to the war on terror, while Wednesday's emphasized disputes between the White House and Congress over domestic issues.
Bush argued the current debate over the Iraq war and the administration's anti-terror methods harkens back to debates decades ago over resisting action when Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin first talked about launching a communist revolution, when Adolf Hitler began moves to establish an "Aryan superstate" in Germany, and in the early days of the Cold War when some advocated accommodation of the Soviet Union.
"Now we're at the start of a new century, and the same debate is once again unfolding, this time regarding my policy in the Middle East," Bush said. "Once again, voices in Washington are arguing that the watchword of the policy should be stability."
Bush said any denial of war is dangerous.
"History teaches us that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake," Bush said. "Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. And the question is, will we listen?"
For example, Bush has declared that the policy of his administration is to appoint someone who approves of torture as AG - or no-one.
President Bush sought to save Michael Mukasey's troubled nomination for attorney general Thursday, defending the retired judge's refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding torture and warning of a leaderless Justice Department if Democrats don't confirm him.Translation - yes, America uses waterboarding and the administration has redefined torture so as to say that waterboarding isn't what it is. That isn't going to change any while Bush is in office, nor will it change if another Republican sociopath is elected as the next President.
"If the Senate Judiciary Committee were to block Judge Mukasey on these grounds, they would set a new standard for confirmation that could not be met by any responsible nominee for attorney general," Bush said in a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
"That would guarantee that America would have no attorney general during this time of war," the president said.
...Asked if Bush was saying he would not nominate anyone if Mukasey were rejected, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said: "We don't believe it would come to that. No nominee could meet the test they've presented."
...In the Oval Office, Bush complained about the delay and said it was unfair to ask Mukasey about interrogation techniques about which he has not been briefed. "He doesn't know whether we use that technique or not," the president said during the session.
Further, Bush said, "It doesn't make any sense to tell an enemy what we're doing."
Bush urged swift approval of Mukasey, saying the U.S. needs an attorney general on the job to help with the fight against terrorism.
Without saying whether interrogators use waterboarding, Bush said, "The American people must know that whatever techniques we use are within the law."
Asked if he considers waterboarding legal, Bush replied: "I'm not going to talk about techniques. There's an enemy out there."
But, to coin a phrase, the torture never stops. As Bush beats the war drums, while denying that there's any drum at all, his chief negotiator is telling Iran that even if it proves that it has no nuclear weapons program, Bush's America will continue to back it into a corner. Every totalitarian state needs an external enemy to blame for the neccessary and regrettable curtailment of individuals' liberties.
And his head of his very own Sicherheitsdienst, Michael Chertoff, is using his broad waver powers to drive a coach and horses through the constitutional seperation of powers. Remember that fences keep people in as well as out and that the Bush administration are stealthily pushing for a wide set of laws that would mean the cry of "papiers, Bitte" would be heard at airports, border crossings and even interstate highways in the very near future. The first sign of a police state is always a loss of freedom of movement.
Now, who is it that's like Hitler and Lenin again? The ones we shouldn't be appeasing, ever, according to Bush's own logic. Fair enough. We will not go gently.