Admit nothing, deny everything, and make counteraccusations.
Syndrome: 1: a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality
2: a set of concurrent things (as emotions or actions) that usually form an identifiable pattern.
How interesting, and yet, how not at all surprising, that George Herbert Walker Bush happened to be in Washington, enjoying the perks of the White House, which he often does, as if to fulfill some megalomaniacal dream of power and control of his, on the same weekend that the Kafkaesque Bush White House kicked Porter Goss out of the CIA for the purpose of naming and installing John Negropontes deputy, General Hayden, as the CIAs new found head.
I have grown accustomed to expect the absurd, the bizarre, the nightmarishly complex, and the Kafkaesque qualities of the Bush White House. I have also grown accustomed to expect the sand that Bush, like his father before him, and his brother in Florida, like to throw in our eyes to keep us from seeing their true natures, the true intent of their policies and the true course of their governing of us.
But, unlike waking-up from a true nightmare, from which we can take a deep breath, followed by a cool drink of water, and go back to sleep knowing that the horror we just went through was just thata nightmareor, unlike walking out of the house of mirrors into broad, day-light reality, waking up from any of the Bush nightmarish measures means that we, may well, all of us, wake up to realize just how much we have been abused by the Bushes and how much they have power grabbed, only to find out that it is too late to do anything to stop the increasingly repressive grip of the Bushes on the world, on our democracy and on our own personal freedoms and that we are doomed to continue living the nightmare they have set in motion for us.
The latest Kafkaesque salvo fired by the Bush occupied white house comes, to my mind, at least, with the discharge of Porter Goss as head of the CIA. The sand thrown in our face to explain Gosss departure from the CIA is that, he resigned.
George Herbert Walker Bush has a great deal invested in two babies, over at the House of Power on Pennsylvania Avenue. Two babies for which he is willing to go to hell and back, taking America with him along the path to hell, as long as his two babies come full term. Whether America comes back whole from that journey, or in pieces is a matter of, Who cares?... Certainly, not the Bushes.
First, there is the presidency of his son George, which, Poppy, the true Bush Decider, in his megalomaniacal Mengelian mind would like to fix, so that his son is viewed by history and current living human beings as one of the greatest presidents of modern times, with his presidency as one of the greatest presidencies ever. To do that extent, Bush the father is prepared to do whatever it takes to make sure that his sons occupancy of the white house has that place in history so coveted by the Bushes.
Secondly, there is for Bush the elder, that strong, emotional and generational ties to a spy agency commonly known as the CIA; founded in 1947 as a, handling agency for Nazis absorbed into the military industrial complex, a military industrial complex idealized by the Bushes as much as war is idealized by them, and a military industrial complex in which, Bush-the-elders father, Prescott Bush, made his money and got his footing into the wealth, power and control of America through his dealings with German steel magnate, Fritz Thyssen, top financier of the Nazi party. See http://zyx.org/deathsquad.htm
There is also Poppys own service as Director of the CIA from 1976 to 1977 and under whose tenure, Operation Condor, a South American Assassination Cartel got off the ground...a tenure under which Poppy may well have, taught Poppy, or reinforced in him to, "Admit nothing, deny everything, and make counteraccusations, an adage which serves the Bushes Kafkaesque white house well, and which, additionally, George Herbert Walker Bush has applied very well throughout his entire political career, and which, his sons have used very well in their own crime and political careers.
So while many of us are horrified to learn of just all the vermin that lives behind a spy net and all that goes with it, it is fair and accurate to say that a spy net is, like water to chocolate, second nature to George Herbert Walker Bush. And a spy net which would hold American citizens in toe to ensure that his sons acrimonious presidency survives the Bushes unpopularity, and that the beloved military-industrial complex of his father and grandfather is kept afloat, is like a dream pursued and a dream come true for this most, malevolent arachnoid man and his evil son.
General Hayden, a close ally and deputy of John Negroponte's, who is, in turn, a close ally of Poppy Bush, and, who, himself is a controversial figure because of his involvement in the covert funding of the Contras, and the coverup of human rights abuses carried out by CIA trained operatives in Honduras in the 1980s, would be just the man to carry forward the spy and suppression net required to keep the Bushes in power and their military industrial complex afloat and growing.
So, forced to make a choice between Porter Goss and Negroponte's Hayden, of course, Poppy wants Hayden installed. Now. Before it is too late. Before there is a bloodless revolt against his son, like the bloodless coup detat that Poppy gave us in election 2000 in order to sit his son in the oval office to leash upon the United States his nazified, megalomaniacal dreams of power, wealth and control.
Given the historical and emotional ties above, it is apparent to this mind, that in the struggle between Goss and Negroponte, a struggle which is reported to have culminated on a weekend when the malevolent Poppy was enjoying the perks and privileges of the white house full throttle, a weekend when Hayden and Negroponte had full access to Poppys ears, they filled it with gossip against Porter Goss, his job at the CIA, and the possible and unwelcomed outcome for junior of keeping Goss at the CIA.