Condaleeza Rice, the Secretary of State until January 20th, said that the American people will soon "thank Bush." You all remember Ms. Rice, almost certainly the most intelligent (if not scrupulous) member of the Bush Administration. She's the one who told us all that the very evidence we need to justify a preemptive invasion of Iraq could destroy us. "We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." she told the world.
This is precisely the same logic that could be used to justify a war on Belgium. That may or may not be a good idea, I don't know. But the pseudo-logic used here could be an avatar for a entire mode of thought, a very different view of the world and how we move in it than anyone you know. The major points of this way of thinking and acting are difficult to define. Rice and Bush are hard to define. I feel as if I could walk right through them. They are phantoms. But I do know that Bush people adhere to a collective approach. For example, to Bushies, everything is a hustle, a grift. There isn't an ounce of intellectual honesty or integrity here. Bush never spoke with a reporter, or to the American people and just talked to us. He was always trying to talk us into something. Also, to a Bushie the law is just an obstacle course to be negotiated in order to get what you want. Ethics, simply put, do not exist in any capacity. Ethics are for academics and children...that's the vibe I get from Bush. In addition, he's probably mentally ill, as he seems to worship the God of "us vs. them."
One last thing about Bush and how we'll "thank him." I'm confident that he will be remembered as the worst president in American history, up until this point, anyway. There's a good chance he'll be remembered frequently, too.
I feel rather odd, and may benefit by taking another pill. That impulse doesn't fail me often. Adieu, comrades!