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    “I fully understand that the enemy watches me, the Iraqis are watching me, the troops watch me, and the people watch me,” he said. Yet, he said, “I do tears.”

    Stel dat je niet weet wie dit zegt, wat zou je dan antwoorden?

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    @ 2

    Deze persoon lijdt aan achtervolgingswaan en is er erg aan toe.

    Alleen kan ik die tranen niet helemaal duiden in dit geval. Tranen zijn doorgaans uitingen van verdriet, of van een vuiltje in het oog. Wil dat zeggen dat Bush verdrietig is? Waarover?

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    Misschien huilt de man wel echt veel. Zou ik ook doen als ik weet dat ik zoveel leed veroorzaak. Als je dan ook nog bedenkt hoe hij gevangen zit in het web van zijn adviseurs/campagnefinancierders, lijkt me dat geen plezant leven.

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    If a patient came into my consulting room missing an arm, the first question I would ask is, “What happened to your arm?” The same would be true for a patient who has no guilt, no conscience. I would want to know what happened to it.

    […]

    No Conscience

    George W. Bush is without conscience, and it would require a lengthy series of clinical sessions to find out what happened to it. By identifying himself as all good and on the side of right, he has been able to vanquish any guilt, any sense of doing wrong.

    In Bush on the Couch I gave examples illustrating that remarkable lack of conscience. From his youthful days blowing up frogs with firecrackers to his unapologetic public endorsement of torture, there has been no change.

    Observers are gradually becoming aware of this fundamental deficit. For example, after watching the president’s press conference on July 12, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan wrote, “He doesn’t seem to be suffering, which is jarring. Presidents in great enterprises that are going badly suffer: Lincoln, LBJ with his head in his hands. Why doesn’t Mr. Bush?”

    No Shame

    George W. Bush seems also to be without shame. He expresses no regret or embarrassment about his failure to help Katrina victims, or to tell the truth. He says whatever he thinks people want to hear, whether it be “stay the course” or “I’ve never been about ‘stay the course.’” He does whatever he wants.

    He lies—not just to us, but to himself as well. What makes lying so easy for Bush is his contempt—for language, for law, and for anybody who dares question him.

    That he could say so baldly that he’d never been about “stay the course” is bone chilling. So his words mean nothing. That is very important for people to understand.

    Fear of Humiliation

    Despite having no shame, Bush has a profound fear of failure and humiliation. He defends himself from this by any means at his disposal—most frequently with indifference or contempt.

    He will flinch only if directly confronted about being a failure or a liar. Otherwise world events are enough removed from him that he can spin them into his intact defense system.

    This deep fear helps to explain his relentlessly escalating attacks on others, his bullying, and his use of nicknames to put people down. There is fear of being found out not to be as big in every way as his father.

    What a burden to have to face his many inadequacies—now held up to the light of day—whether it is his difficulty in speaking, thinking, reading, managing anxiety, or making good decisions. He will not change, because for him change means humiliating collapse. He is very fearful of public exposure of his many inadequacies.

    http://consortiumnews.com/Print/2007/072707a.html

    Gettin’ pretty f*cking scared right now………

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    Fantastisch nietwaar. Overdag met de Boys on the hill de wereld verdelen en ’s avonds snikkend aan Barbara’s borst. En op de gang staat zijn persoonlijke begeleider met het koffertje launch- codes en op bureau de rode telefoon. Clinton en Kennedy nutten de de de stress tenminste nog op een positieve manier uit. De laatste, terwijl zijn lijfarts met tjokvolle dokterstas amfetamineampullen achter hem aanhuppelt, op weg om bij Marilyn numero 85 à lá Sonny uit The Godfather een nieuwe kwast in het eikenhout van de deur te bonken. De door vietnam volledig getormenteerde Johnson. Nixon, compleet in een mentaal wak vanwege Watergate onder bureau gekropen: “Niemand houdt van mij”…mamma mia..

    Commedia della arte meneer, mevrouw…
    Maar zeker ook pretty f*cking scared…[email protected]

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    ”I’ve got God’s shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. [..] ”

    Dat deze man daadwerkelijk veel emotie heeft met wat er gaande is, is niet zo vreemd. Hij gelooft daadwerkelijk dat hij God’s wil uitvoert en Zijn liefde over de wereld kan verspreiden. Het grootste probleem is dan ook dat die moeilijke Irakezen en Afghanen het niet willen begrijpen!

    Hij is door en door overtuigd van het idee dat hij de juiste koers vaart, en wel God’s koers. Daarom is het ook niet zo vreemd dat hij heel wat menselijke emoties kan tonen.