Monday, June 2, 2008

Bush The Psychopath

Former US General Ricardo Sanchez writes in his new book that Bush gave a confused "pep talk" just ahead of the assault on Fallujah:
"Kick ass!" he quotes the president as saying. "If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can't send that message. It's an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal."

"There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!"
Tom Engelhardt has more. It's depressing stuff: Fallujah was a major war crime.