What will the United States look like after George W. Bush leaves or is forced out of office?
Bush, like a generator which generates the output of electricity, is the driving force of war and of the war mentality engulfing this country. Unplug the generator and you have no more output of electricity. Remove Bush from office, sooner through Impeachment rather than later, through New Elections, and the generating impulse for all mechanisms of war is not there.
Bush is the war pResident. He gave himself that name. For all of his sorry life, he wants to live up to that name, no matter how many people die on behalf of his narcissistic, greedy cause. Sadly, he is living up to that name with the backing of Senators, Republicans and Democrats alike, who support, through fear, intimidation, or personal belief, Bush's call for war, his lies, his call for troop surge, his killings in what now has become his personal meat market place: Baghdad, Iraq.
McCain, whom I believe to be a follower but who wants to be a leader, does not have the charm, the pull or the stamina to be a war pResident.
Cheney is a, "behind the scenes guy." Without Bush, he would not have any one, close to the numbers that follow Bush, following Cheney or for that matter, McCain.
McCain is not a generator. Even when he vows to support and continue the war to exterminate terrorists, McCain does not generate the same kind of electricity; I mean anxiety, or fear planting and fructifying which Bush does. He does not move people to the same surge or amplitude that Bush does. And, I also think that he may not be as keenly intent on destroying the Constitution of the United States given to us by our Founding Fathers as Bush and Cheney are. On the other hand, his greed to become the President of the United States might push him to pursue the perilous road of further undermining the Constitution towards achieving his own greedy goal.
Will many go on to take McCain's or even Cheney's call for continued war seriously? I think that without Bush the call of either man for continued war will fall flat on their faces, like a cake which does not rise.
Bush is the dynamo which keeps the craziness going.
Like a plug and socket; one does not work without the other. Cheney may be the driving force behind Bush's quest for empire but Bush is the dynamo that keeps on, keeping on, generating the call for war.
Many Americans follow Bush as if they were following a cult leader; like many Germans followed Hitler, or like many Cubans followed Castro.
Before Bush, people followed the Constitution of the United States. Since the stealing of Election 2000 and the re-stealing of Election 2004 people have followed Bush and so has the MSM. They are cultish and Bush is their cult leader. Cheney knows that his words are amplified only through Bush's mouth. He knows that, while he may be one of the principals in the cult of the People for the New American Century, he does not have the Je ne sais quoi needed to be the cult leader. McCain knows, too, that he lacks such a cult leader quality or characteristic, although he seems to have been working hard, here lately, to acquire or project just such a quality.
Bush likes to think of himself as a transforming force in the world. He is indeed that. He is a transforming force for bad and evil, and for the crassest kinds of criminal manipulations available to any human mind.
Bush is a force for atrocity, whether the atrocity is the carnage conducted in Iraq, the indifference of his heart towards the Katrina victims in New Orleans, the surging of a Police State within our Borders backed by Blackwater Mercenaries and others; and the invisible but inescapable hand he played in the beheading of Saddam Hussein.
If, during his youth, Bush medicated his Anxiety over his own inadequacies and shortcomings with drugs and alcohol, he medicates his current anxiety over his inadequacies as pResident in the White House through the bleating of how terrorists are out to get him, I mean, us, and through the beating of drums for wars, invasions, and occupations.
Maan, I tell you. This cult to George W. Bush is getting past ridiculous now. It is even beyond words. It is full of crock and still, like with every cult there are those who want to find excuses to exonerate him, venerate him, defend him and follow him.
There are even those who are vying to fill in his shoes once he steps out of them, if he ever steps out of them, whether forced to do so through impeachment or through new elections.
I've taken not to listen to the little petard here lately. Although, while channel surfing on a recent morning, C-Span 2 was replaying his speech from New York on the Sate of the Economy which he had given the day before. I happened to catch the part where he was saying something akin to, if mistakes have been made, the best thing to do is to recognize it, admit it, and correct the mistakes right away!
He was, no doubt talking about the Economy, I presume, in a State of the Economy Speech but, what a mouthful of crockshit coming from someone who refuses to see his own mistakes of whatever kind they may happen to be; someone who equally and arrogantly admits in one single swoop and a mouthful that he can't see where he has made any mistakes.
Someone who refuses to correct mistakes and insists on staying the course no matter how many lives he takes on his way to staying the course!
There are even those Senators now who posture themselves as warmongers but will find themselves lost brothers in a cause which will deflate itself once Bush leaves office. I believe.
And ... once Bush leaves office, our United States will be in as much need of physical, spiritual, emotional, and political reconstruction as Iraq and New Orleans are.