Skip to comments.Is Bush Mentally Ill? Newsweek Says Yes to 'Pathological Certainty' Theory
Posted on 05/15/2007 2:11:08 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
Is President Bush mentally ill? Sharon Begley is a senior editor for science at Newsweek, which apparently entitled her to conduct a tired psychoanalysis of President Bush and his state of denial about the war in Iraq, suggested earlier in his life by his comforting his mother as his sister Robin died of leukemia at age three, and his alcohol abuse as an adult. < snip >
In an article titled "The Truths We Want to Deny," Begley, a longtime Newsweek writer overcame the awkwardness of diagnosing mental illness from a distance:
Denying the evidence of your eyes is the most extreme form of the coping mechanism called denial. But denial comes in milder forms as well. Parents refuse to believe their child is on drugs; that baggie under his bed contained oregano. A husband maintains his wife cannot be cheating; those late nights she spends with a friend are purely platonic. A wife denies that her husband is gay; he's just been too tired for sex with her these last few years.
And a president who insists that a war will succeed despite setback after setback? It's risky to put a politician on the couch, but that has not kept President Bush's critics from charging that he is "in a state of denial" about the situation in Iraq, as Sen. Harry Reid said last month. USA Today editorialized that Bush is "in denial about the insurgency that has plunged [Iraq] into civil war."
This could all be dismissed as psychobabble, except for one thing. Psychology researchers, including some who advise politicians, have reached the same conclusion."I do think there is denial on Bush's part in his running of the war," says Kerry Sulkowicz, clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Medical Center.
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NOTHING about Bill & Hill and their continual mental illness and rage against decency and what is right? Truly they are the most self centered, cold, narcissistic people out there.
What took Newsspeak so long?
I thought they went bankrupt or something?
If the President is mentally ill what does that say for all the democrats who have been denying he was elected President-—————Twice.
Thaaaats right the whole stinking bunch are looney tunes.
Led By Nancy pelosi who looks lioke she just escap[ed from a looney bin with her Bubble eyes and her mouth drawn so tight she cant close it. She even has dreams she is secretary of State.
Hate to tell Newsweek, but George Bush is the only sane politician in Washington. He understands the threat and is willing to do something about it.
And the Dems are considering doing the same thing again in Iraq. Only the consequences will be much greater than in Vietnam.
I’m no Bush fan (he’s turned into quite the brain-dead globalist lackey), but I can safely diagnose from a distance the editors of Newsweak as mentally ill based on the Koran flushing article at the very least.
Iraq is a case in point.
The ultimate determination of failure or success in Iraq will have to wait for other key events to unfold in that country. But amazing things have happened there already—events that the pessimists never dreamed would be possible in their wildest nightmares. The actions of the Iraqi people themselves standing upproudly with their purple fingers for a future as a free and democratic country could not have been imagined prior to 2003. These are the same people who continue to face, day after day, the reality of an enemy determined to kill them rather than let them be free and democratic. This reality did not prevented them from doing what they had to do in order to bring the blessings of Liberty to themselves and their posterity. While it is likely that many—especially in the most violent areas like Baghdad—are discouraged and continue to suffer from the mindless killing, most have not given up. They understand that the terrorists will never accept an optimistic vision that includes freedom and self-determination in Iraq.
Their agenda includes only oppression and death, Allah be praised. One could say that they are optimistic about that particular insanity—and they have reason to be because they understand how to manipulate the defeatests in this country.
The pessimists and defeatists (better known as Democrats) would have us pack up and go home without completing the job; abandoning the Iraqis and the future that they are now able to see clearly. The lunatic fringe of pessimists are perfectly willing to embrace failure because they care little about bringing freedom to that part of the world and cannot grasp how doing so will benefit their little quest to remake America into their socialist utopia. The Democrats are only narcissistically concerned with how to regain power and live in the White House again.
Both understand is that if they can embarasses Bush and makes him look bad; and if they make sure that the death in war of any soldier is hysterically exploited to mean “doom, doom, doom” then it will to make their “real enemy” (and that enemy is not connected with the terrorists we fight). They manage to do this and optimistically spin their behavior as “supporting the troops”, even as they take the valor and sacrifices those troops make for this country and transform them into just another victim group the Democrats can champion.
The way of the optimist is to persevere and keep the eyes on the prize (an Iraqi Democracy in the Middle East). Failure to achieve our strategic goals may in fact result from our efforts, but it is most certainly not a given. And there is ample evidence after two major democratic votes in the face of threatened terrorism, that the Iraqi people are predominantly optimistic about their chances. This optimism is also present in the military personnel who work every day with the Iraqi people. They can see the positive impact of their efforts, and thus their optimism is reinforced. There is no question that the country has a long way to go to become a true democracy—but even in Kurdistan where progress has been phenomenol, it has taken over a decade to achieve the kind of stability they have created there.
It might be cynically argued that the Democrats’ and left’s overwhelmingly pessismistic vision and hopelessnes regarding both Iraq and the war on Islamofascism in general, is based on their optimism that taking the low road and undermining President Bush and his Administration will bring them back to power in American politics.
I remain optimistic that this will not be the case.
Denial is a silly thing.
The dems are trying to make Iraq into Vietnam by repeating the exact same mistake, trying to run the war from Washington DC instead of letting the military run the war.
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'Dr. Kerry Sulkowicz, a psychoanalyst and clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University's School of Medicine, believes "people are genuinely worried that Bush is our leader." He said virtually all of his patients this week said they feel depressed about the fate of the country. "They feel helpless and dismayed by Bush's staying power."
Dr. Sulkowicz has the perfect name for someone specialising in post-election crybaby counselling.' (tee hee)
The Bush-hating reporter knew exactly which Bush hater to ask to get the response she was looking for. Huge and moronic waste of perfectly good trees and electrons.
"She Had Sexual Relations With Me! Hehe! "
How about that; even a mentally ill person was able to beat John Kerry in the last Election. What does this say about the democrats?
Spoken from the same people who give drugs to the children for behavioral problems.
Not worth reading. Just another attack on Bush by anti war antibushs.
I knew I smelled a RAT!