When you are insane, sane people try to assist you and improve your mental health; they try to restore a sense of functional reality. As for Bush, the mainstream media and most of the politicians and pundits on Capitol Hill keep covering the perspective of the inmates, rather than the reality on the outside of the asylum. Iraq is continuing to deteriorate. The bloody curse of the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice fiasco is reaching a pure descent into Hell, yet the mainstream corporate media is still providing a veneer of credibility to Bush, when all around the world is crumbling. We thought we would give three quick reality-based reminders, so you won't think that you are the insane one, in addition to the horrifying news that is "catapulting" out of Iraq: 1) As the wonderful journalist, Robert Parry, reports, when Bush was given notice in August of 2001 that the U.S. was at risk for a terror attack, he responded thus to the CIA briefer:
- "The CIA tried to warn Bush about the threat on Aug. 6, 2001, with the hope that presidential action could energize government agencies and head off the attack. The CIA sent analysts to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, to brief him and deliver a report entitled 'Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US.'
"Bush was not pleased by the intrusion. He glared at the CIA briefer and snapped, 'All right, you’ve covered your ass,' according to [Ron] Suskind’s book.
"Then, putting the CIA’s warning in the back of his mind and ordering no special response, Bush returned to a vacation of fishing, clearing brush and working on a speech about stem-cell research."