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Look at Bush's cheek and neck! Reptilian Bush! And check out the Israel pin he's wearing..whatever happened to being president of the USA instead of Israel! How much proof do you need that our world and country is being run by aliens with an agenda who aren't even human! The Antichrist will rule from Jerusalem but comes out of Babylon-America!

 

Is the White House Staff 'Losing It'?


 

Stress, deception, mental lapses of President all take their toll.


by Jeff Davis

AN ARTICLE LAST October reported "An uncivil war rages inside the walls of the West Wing of the White House, a bitter, acrimonious war driven by a failed agenda, destroyed credibility, dwindling public support and a President who lapses into Alzheimer-like periods of incoherent babbling.

"On one side are the dwindling numbers of die-hard loyalists to President George W. Bush, those who support his actions and decisions without question and remain committed to both Bush and scandal-scarred political advisor Karl Rove. On the other side are the increasing numbers of those who say Rove must go and who worry about the President's declining mental state and his ability to restore credibility with Congress, our foreign allies and the American people.

"The war erupted into full-blown shout fests at Camp David this past weekend where decorum broke down in staff meetings and longtime aides threatened to quit unless Rove goes. Insiders say Chief of Staff Andrew Card now leads the anti-Rove legions and has told Bush that he wants out of the high-pressure job. White House staff members say the White House is 'like a wartime bunker' where shell-shocked aides hide from those who disagree with their actions and office pools speculate on how long certain senior aides will last."

Last September a tabloid reported that Bush had fallen off the wagon and was dealing with his mounting problems by hitting the bottle. Bush's frequent accidents, repeatedly falling off his bike and passing out and hitting his head during the Super Bowl, suggest a possible drinking problem. (ILLUSTRATION: Bush -- is he an "anger management case"?)

Working for a drunken moron is a high-stress job. After six years of a bloodstained roller coaster ride in a mist of Bourbon fumes and gibberish, George W. Bush's White House staff may be coming apart at the seams. The endless string of crises would exhaust anyone. Over the past year there have been an increasing number of stories filtering out of Bush's bunker -- of aides and administrators with drug and/or alcohol problems, not to mention simple exhaustion-related problems such as falling asleep during meetings.

In an article entitled "Senior White House Staff May Be Wearing Down" Washington Post reporter Peter Baker notes "Andrew H. Card Jr. wakes at 4:20 in the morning, shows up at the White House an hour or so later, convenes his senior staff at 7:30 and then proceeds to a blur of other meetings that do not let up until long after the sun sets. He gets home at 9 or 10 at night and sometimes fields phone calls until 11 p.m. Then he gets up and does it all over again.

"Of all the reasons that President Bush is in trouble these days, not to be overlooked are inadequate REM cycles. Like chief of staff Card, many of the president's top aides have been by his side nonstop for more than five years, not including the first campaign, recount and transition. This is a White House, according to insiders, that is physically and emotionally exhausted, battered by scandal and drained by political setbacks."

The same article notes "The succession of crisis after crisis has taken its toll. Some in the White House sound frazzled. While there are few stories of aides nodding off in meetings, some duck outside during the day so the fresh air will wake them up. 'We're all burned out,' said one White House official who did not want to be named for fear of angering superiors. 'People are just tired.' White House officials are never genuinely away from the job. Tied to their BlackBerrys and cellular telephones, they are often called to duty even during rare vacations."

The result is that the Bush White House is starting to make stupid, careless mistakes. There was the uproar over an Arab-owned firm taking over management of some American ports. A mindless blunder that a competent administration would have avoided. A coherent administration would not have dug in its heels and tried to spin its way out of the Dubai-ports fiasco. The Bush administration is neither competent nor even coherent. They only dropped the planned Dubai-ports deal after expending valuable political capital and credibility that they could ill afford to lose. One can only imagine how frustrated any White House staffer who advocates reason and sanity must be.

The war in Iraq drags on and on, with the once-mighty U. S. military on the ground but helpless to stop the slide into civil war. Energy prices are going through the roof and will now rise again over the coming summer.

Ninety percent of the homes in New Orleans have yet to be demolished, let alone rebuilt -- if that ever happens. The clean up appears to be going as ineffectively as FEMA's emergency response. Dubya's popularity poll rating at 34 percent is now the lowest in the nation's history since the time just before Nixon's resignation. Vice President Cheney managed to shoot a man down in Texas and saw his popularity drop to 18 percent, just slightly better than Saddam Hussein -- who unlike Cheney never personally shot an American.

Cheney was either planning to cover up his shooting mishap or he thinks so little of Dubya that he didn't tell him of the incident until 18 hours after it happened. One of Bush's few remaining Black quota hires in his administration (after the departure of Colin Powell) was arrested recently for stealing from several major department stores last month, and the White House only got around to commenting on the incident last week.

Bush's White House staff is never genuinely away from the job. They are on twenty-four hour call by a mentally-challenged and often slightly hysterical boss who interrupts their dinner, their church attendance, their vacations and their sleep without consideration with demands for them to come in to work or else he deprives them of sleep with his long, rambling phone calls about nothing in particular. A more sane administration would hire more staffers so that they don't work their people into the ground. Perhaps, there is so much dishonesty in the Bush administration, that a new staffer might learn a fact -- say, about the Plame affair or the Iraq war -- which Bush wants to bury.

The neocons and talk show hacks insist that the 9-11 disaster and flooding of New Orleans were "unavoidable" and many simple-minded Americans buy this propaganda. If George Bush had bothered to listen to his own staff, the 9-11 hijackers might have been deported and enough helicopters might have been made available to New Orleans to repair the levees before they collapsed.

George Bush ignored a national security memo dated August 8th, 2001, warning of a terrorist attack possibly with hijacked airplanes. He failed to deport suspicious Mid East "students" in the month before 9-11 even though he could have. He failed to arm the pilots. And he failed to deport Arabs recently in flight school.

Just before Katrina hit, the whole nation saw the weather reports. Bush could have rushed in buses to evacuate people with no transportation, imposed martial law to prevent looting, and moved in helicopters and federal troops to make up for the 35 percent of the Louisiana National Guard which Bush had sent to Iraq. Some experts say the levees could have been saved if enough helicopters were available to drop reinforcing material on the weakened sections. The levees collapsed hours after the worst of Hurricane Katrina blew through. Just ten helicopters dropping reinforcing material could have prevented the worst of the flooding.

Bush also raided the budget of the Army Corps of Engineers, who were supposed to be reinforcing the very levees which failed. Bush used the diverted levee funds for the war on Iraq. Bush's staff members actually put together a DVD for him showing the cable news reports on Hurricane Katrina because Bush was too busy enjoying his vacation to pay attention to a serious national disaster. Bush's infamous remark "Heckuva job, Brownie" is undeniable proof that Bush is a clueless buffoon.

Thanks to George Bush, we suffered our greatest military disaster since Pearl Harbor and one of our greatest cities was 90 percent destroyed. We were also lied into a war of aggression against Iraq and our soldiers are still dying there today. Given one gigantic incompetent blunder after another, supplemented by needless blunders of judgment such as the Harriet Miers nomination and the Dubai Ports fiasco and the continuing Open Borders problem with Mexico, it's no wonder White House staffers are nearing the end of their rope. These people are apologists for the greatest out of touch idiot who has ever sat in the Oval Office. Perhaps they should have thought of that before they took the job.

 


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