Andrew Sullivan is one of the many American conservative, former pro-Iraq war journalists and columnists now regularly shredding President Bush and the 'War On Terror' in general.
Sullivan, however, goes one step beyond virtually every other former Iraq War supporter and Bush cheerleader. Sullivan is now seriously questioning the president's mental state and publicly declared that Bush has "lost his mind".
Sullivan's remarks were spurned by Bush's declaration that both the Vice President Dick Cheney and the Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had done "remarkable" and "fantastic" jobs in pursuing the Iraq War and they could keep their posiitons in his administration as long as they wished to stay.
Well, until January, 2009, anyway.
Then again, President Bush now has the legal right to declare an ongoing state of national emergency in December 2008 and remain president for the entire length of the national emergency state.
Just the kind of thing a man who has "lost his mind" might try and do.
From Editor & Publisher :
Andrew Sullivan, the conservative writer who was once a key media supporter for the Iraq war, denounced the latest Bush statement on CNN on Wednesday night, stating that the president is ....delusional....How could anyone look at what is happening in Iraq and then acclaim two of the key men responsible for the violence and death borne from the chaos and lack of control and planning, and say they have done "fantastic" jobs?
"It's unhinged. It suggests this man has lost his mind. No one objectively could look at the way this war has been conducted, whether you were for it, as I was, or against it, and say that it has been done well. It's a disaster.
"For him to say it's a fantastic job suggests the president has lost it, I'm sorry, there's no other way to say it.....These people must be held accountable..."
You could be President Bush and say this, and mean it, only if your intention was to make Iraq, and the Middle East in general, a place of perpetual chaos and carnage.
Sometimes it seems to be the only explanation that makes any sense at all.
If the plan always was for Chaos In Iraq, then Cheney and Rumsfeld have indeed done "fantastic" jobs.