Question of the day: On Iraq, is Bush a liar, in denial or both?

It seems like every day brings a new assertion about Iraq from our Fearless Leader that is even more bizarrely disconnected from reality than the one he gave the day before.  Here’s the latest installment:

(AP) Bush: Iraq violence is al-Qaida plot

President Bush said Tuesday that an al-Qaida plot to stoke cycles of sectarian revenge in Iraq is to blame for escalating bloodshed, refusing to debate whether the country has fallen into civil war.

“There’s a lot of sectarian violence taking place — fomented, in my opinion, because of the attacks by al-Qaida causing people to seek reprisal,” Bush said at a news conference with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves during a stop in Estonia.

Yeah, that’s the ticket: The violence in Iraq isn’t being caused primarily by homegrown ethnic divisions that the Bush Administration recklessly failed to anticipate.  No, it’s all due to outside terrorists.  And screw the mountain of evidence to the contrary.

So, what do you think?  Does he actually believe this crap, meaning, of course, he’s hopelessly deluded, or is it just one more lie, meaning, well, we already know what that means?

5 Responses to “Question of the day: On Iraq, is Bush a liar, in denial or both?”

  1. Larry the Red Says:

    Had he said that in October, I would have writen it off as so much more election-oriented fearmongering. But now, with no apparent political motivation in play, I think he really does believe this nonsense. Which means, of course, that we have to continue to fight them there, so we don’t have to fight them here. As Steve said in an earlier post, we are so screwed.

  2. Chuck Says:

    In my humble opinion, George is a psychopathic liar & a sociopath. Ted Bundy comes to mind, just richer and with more powerfull daddy’s helpers. But I repeat myself. If I were Laura or the twins, as soon as he said “I love you”, I’d run as far as I could, as fast as I could.

    Just un-qualified opinion, of course.

  3. Chuck Says:

    Damn! I wonder if I’m getting Bush & Cheney kinda mixed up in my mind? Oh well, it fits either way.

  4. Simon Jester Says:

    He’s neither a liar nor in denial. He’s psychotic.

  5. Larkrise Says:

    He has a personality disorder. He is narcissistic. He cannot admit he is wrong. He cannot admit he has failed. This threatens his underlying extremely fragile ego. Thus, outwardly he has to appear macho, all-knowing, “The Decider.” Some would characterize him as egotistical. Yes, but that does not actually describe the state of his core being. His rigidity and inflexibility, his lack of intellectual curisoity, and his inability to empathize with those who are suffering or impoverished tell the true story. He has built up a thick wall of defense mechanisms and behaviors that shield him from reality. His father has supported and enabled this by habitually rescuing him from the consequences of his actions. I suspect Mama Bush was very critical. We will never really know what went on in his family of origin to make him the way he is, of course. But, one thing is obvious. He wants to best his Dad so badly that he has thrown any logic or reason to the wind. The man needs therapy. The rest of us wish he would resign. As for Cheney, now there is the sociopath. Ruthless. Totally ruthless. Could come up with a ‘Final Solution,’ given half a chance.

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