Delusions of grandeur

February 11th, 2003 – 10:32 pm
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“When George W. Bush ran for President in 2000, he said the United States must be ‘humble’ in the world. Now he has cast humility aside and replaced it with hubris. Supremely confident in his gut instincts, wrapped up in a fundamentalist belief system, endowed with the most powerful military of all time, and unchecked by Congress, Bush feels he can ‘rid the world of evil’–at the barrel of a gun.

A picture emerges from the President’s public statements–and even from such adulatory accounts as Bob Woodward’s Bush at War and David Frum’s The Right Man–of a President on a divine mission.

Call it messianic militarism.”

So begins a very disturbing piece from The Progressive, which paints Bush as a man not quite in touch with reality. It takes a look at his religious beliefs, which fall well outside the mainstream of what many people in the U.S. believe, and how these beliefs have shaped his actions and led to his constant calls for war. It’s a definite must-read.

See the whole thing here.

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