Mr. Bush has been acting very erratic lately, and his profanity laced outbursts are becoming almost a daily occurrence, according to White House insiders.
When Bush was questioned about his relationship with Kenneth Lay, the scandal ridden ex-CEO of Enron, Bush stormed off the podium and screamed to his aides: “Keep those motherf***ers away from me,” and then “If you can’t, I’ll find someone who can.”
Other aides report “In meetings with top aides and administration officials, the President goes from quoting the Bible in one breath to obscene tantrums against the media, Democrats and others that he classifies as "enemies of the state."
In interviews with several White House staff, they paint a picture of an administration under siege has emerged, led by a man who declares his decisions to be "God's will" and then tells aides to "fuck over" anyone they consider to be an opponent of the administration.
When Bush was first running for president, he was very adamant about telling the public he was a born again Christian, but his behavior is quite the opposite. The first sign that something wasn’t quite right was when Bush said he enjoyed the Austin Powers movies series. The Austin Power movies are heavily laced with sexual connotations, innuendos and overt sexual humor. A born again Christian would find these movies abhorrent.
There is more reason to be concerned because Bush has a history of chemical dependency. Bush is an admitted alcoholic, and he never sought treatment. Then there are the stories about his cocaine use when he was younger.
George Washington University psychiatrist Dr. Justin Frank in his book Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. Dr. Frank diagnosed the President as a “paranoid megalomaniac” and “untreated alcoholic” whose “lifelong streak of sadism, ranging from childhood pranks (using firecrackers to explode frogs) to insulting journalists, gloating over state executions and pumping his hand gleefully before the bombing of Baghdad” showcase Bush’s instabilities.
It is rumored that Bush is now being treated with anti-depressants, however, angry outbursts, stating they are doing God’s work, and systematic attacks on perceived enemies are not symptoms of clinical depression. Bush is displaying symptoms of schizophrenia and paranoid delusions.
Bush’s Doctor expressed concerns about prescribing anti-depressants to a person who has a history of alcohol addiction – this is a mystery because anti-depressants are not addicting and are frequently used to treat people with alcohol addictions. This should eliminate the concern that Bush is in a depressive state. It could be Bush is being treated with narcotic based tranquilizers – which would validate the physicians concerns.
Depression is characterized by withdrawal from society, sullen, sudden outbursts of crying, sadness, suicidal idealizations, and in severe cases, the person is immobilized to the point where even getting out of bed is a task too difficult to take on. Bush is showing none of these symptoms. A person with depression does not have angry outbursts or paranoid delusions.
We are also starting to hear that Aides who raise questions quickly find themselves shut out of access to the President or other top advisors. Among top officials, Bush's inner circle is shrinking. Secretary of State Colin Powell has fallen out of favor because of his growing doubts about the administration's war against Iraq.
But the President who says he rules at the behest of God can also tongue-lash those he perceives as disloyal, calling them "fucking assholes" in front of other staff, berating one cabinet official in front of others and labeling anyone who disagrees with him "unpatriotic" or "anti-American."
Attorney General John Ashcroft appears to be the only tefloned member of the shrinking Bush close inner circle. Ashcroft and Bush have close bonds with this “we are doing God’s will” mentality and delusion.
Ashcroft is also under heavy fire for his approach and actions that threatens the very freedoms granted by the Constitution.
One long-time GOP political consultant who – for obvious reasons – asked not to be identified said, “We have to face the very real possibility that the President of the United States is loony tunes,” he says sadly. “That’s not good for my candidates, it’s not good for the party and it’s certainly not good for the country.”
I am reminded of the last days of Hitler. He too saw enemies everywhere, honestly believed he was doing God’s will, summarily expelled those who were critical of his decisions, and held close those who shared his psychosis.
Mr. Bush, it might be best for the country if you step down and not run for reelection. You need to get a handle on what is going on inside you – the American people would support that decision and we’d be behind you if you stepped down. If you win the election and stay in the White House, you’d be putting this country in even more peril. When Nixon resigned, yes, we did breathe a sigh of relief, but if you noticed, he also won the hearts, and respect, of America for doing the right thing.