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George Bush: the unauthorized biography – by Webster g. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin
Chapter XXIV- The new world order
Roma caput mundi regit orbis frena rotundi
(Rome the leader of the world, hold the reins of this round orb.)
Inscription on the Imperial Crown of Diocletian.
During the end of 1989 and 1990, George Bush toured a turning point in his political career and in his personal mental life. Until this transition, Bush tried to promote through an attitude of deference and propitiation, currying favor with a series of politicians and the holders of power which he despised as his lower social and he hesitated ever to stab in the back once he got the chance to do so. It was the old duplicitious persona « half » of his childhood. During the long years of Bush quest for the vice presidency, and during the eight long years of his term in this office, the public face of Bush was that of the dog – like loyalty and tried orthodoxy. During these years Bush exhibited the same disability cognitive relative he had exhibited since his days of Andover. On the surface, it was a level official superior bureuacratic the U.S. police state, sharing the moral madness of the political commitments of the State apparatus that he represents.
Severe and debilitating mental strains were evident in the personality of Bush from his early age. These tensions were the inevitable result of the inhuman self-discipline required by his mother, Dorothy Walker Bush, whose plan combined the most ruthless pursuit of personal affirmation for herself, with the imperative that this fierce fight removed behind the elaborate installation of fairness and concern for the rights of others. In 1989 and 1990, convergent tensions on the personal psychological structures of Bush have been greatly magnified not only by the adventure of the Panama and the Gulf war, but also by the crisis of the Anglo-American financial interests, by the threat posed to the Anglo-American plans by German reunification the thorny problems of the preparation of his own re-election and the sinking of its partners of the condominium in the Kremlin. As a result of this excess of tensions, personality of Bush has entered a process of disintegration. The accents to complain about the WIMP, if familiar to observers of Bush years, were now increasingly supplanted by the hiss of frenzied rate.
The personality of this upheaval coming successor differs in several significant ways from the George Bush, who had sought and occupied the Vice-Presidency of the Republic. The George Bush who has emerged at the end of the 1990s, after the dust settled has been far less restrained than the man who had languished in the shadow of Reagan. Hyperthyroidism « presidential » Bush’s persona was equipped with a bit of self-control and instead presented a series of compulsive episodes, almost psychotic exposed in the public glare of the television lights. It was usually induced by the fury of the explosions of verbal violence and threats in the context of international, first against Noriega and later attacks against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
Some would say that public rage fits that is becoming more frequent during the 1989-90 have been calculated performance and scripted, calibrated and staged according to the methods of warfare of the spirit for the express purpose to intimidate foreign opponents, and no less firstly, population American itself. Learning of Bush with Kissinger would have taught the techniques we have seen Kissinger used in its secret communications with Moscow during the 1970 Indo-Pakistan war: Kissinger shows clearly that the integral part of his style of crisis management is studied trying to convince his opponent that he is dealing with a madman who will not shun any what expedient , no matter how irrational, to prevail. But with a ring of 1990, we are well beyond these histrionics of calculation. There were still traces of method in the madness of George Bush, but the central factor was now the madness itself.
The thesis of this chapter is that while it is clear that the Gulf war was a deliberate and calculated by the Anglo-American provocation oligarchic and financial elite, mental instability and psychological disintegration of George Bush has been an essential ingredient in implementing the actions required by the oligarchs and bankers. Without a George Bush who was more healthy lineups, the great imperialist plan for the destruction of the main State of the Arabs and the intimidation of third world perhaps remained on the shelf. Especially since the Bay of pigs and the debacle at the Viet Nam, American presidents have seen excellent reasons for distrust of their advisors when the latter came bearing for military adventures overseas plans. The destruction of the once powerful Lyndon, in particular, has resisted as eloquent signal his successors that a president who wants to have a political future must be very reluctant before attempting to write a new page in the martial exploits of imperialism. Repudiation of Eisenhower’s 1956 Franco-British Suez invasion can serve to remind us that even a relatively small US president can find reasons not to jump in the forefront of the last regime far fetched out the clubs in London. The difficulty of orchestrating a « splendid little war » is all the more evident when the different bureaucratic, military and financial factions of the American establishment are not at all convinced that the project is a winner or even useful, as the pro-sanctions says wait and see the position of many democratic members of the House and the Senate. The subjectivity of George Bush is therefore an essential link in the chain of any explanation of why the war happened, and this subjectivity centres an id increasingly desperate, aggravated, infant, tormented by the fires of a storm raging of the thyroid.
The new desire for Bush to strut and posture like a madman on the international scene, as opposed to his previous devotion of iniquity, backstage secret has some parallels in portrait of Suetonius of Emperor Nero. Before that Nero had fully consolidated the hold on to power, he cultivated displays outward piety and public and has endeavoured to demonstrate the « good intentions ». It was the facet for monstrous crimes that first carried out secretly: « … » « first its free, lust, extravagance, avarice and cruelty was progressive and secret… » But once Nero has firmly established his own regime, the monster has become more evident: « little by little, however, as his vices still grew, he dropped jokes and secret and with no attempt to disguise broke out openly on the worst crime. » [note 1] Something similar can be observed in the case of Caligula, who had a problem of hen wet of sorts during the period where he lived on the island of Capri, in the shadow of the aging Tiberius Emperor, in somewhat the same way that Bush had lived in the vaishnavinagalwade of Reagan, less that the public was concerned. In the case of Caligula, « even if Capri all sorts of wile was initiated by those who have tried to attract him or make him decide complaints, he never gave them any satisfaction… » Caligula was « … » « so obsequious toward his grandfather [Tiberius] and his house, it has been well said of him that nobody had ever been a slave better or worse master. » [fn 2] Later, when Caligula made his own, he demanded a terrible price in the world for his earlier humiliation.
The process of mental and moral degeneration, loss of the observable precedent of self-control in the Bush during this period is not just an individual issue. The geek at the White House was typical of the political behavior and mental collective of the faction to which Bush belongs by birth and genealogy, Anglo-American financiers. In 1989 and 1990, explosions of megalomania, racism and manic-forward flight were common enough, not only in Washington, but Wall Street, Whitehall and the city of London as well. The psychic material of these moods planned strategic that Bush would proclaim during the end of the summer of 1990 as « The new world order. »
In the fall of 1989, it was clear that the Soviet Union, the cold war antagonist, then partner uncomfortable of the Anglo-Americans during more than four decades, is train to collapse. In the middle 1980s, the Anglo-Americans and their counterparts from the Kremlin were arrived at the conclusion that, since they can dominate is more the planet through their rivarly (the cold war), they must now try to dominate through their collusion. The new relaxation of the second term of Reagan, where Bush had played a decisive role, was a condominium in the world of the Soviets and the Anglo-Saxons, the two lower, and emptied of empires which now looked over the other like two drunks, each supporting the other. It was the condominium, embodied in the figure of Gorbachov.
The two empires are collapsing at an extremely fast pace, but in the second half of the 1980s, the Soviet disintegration rate exceeded that of the Anglo-American. That took some doing, since between 1985 and 1990, the overall building of Anglo-American speculation and usury had been shaken by the panic of 1987 and the deflationary contraction of 1989, two symptoms of a fatal disease. But the Anglo-Americans, unlike the Soviets, were isolated in their North Atlantic metropolis by the possession of a global, as opposed to a continental simple, base of economic extortion, to reduce economic and political of the Soviet events were more spectacular.
The day of judgment for the Anglo-American forces was not far, but in the meantime the collapse breath of Soviets opened prospects of megalomaniac to the guardians of the imperial idea in London trade shows and English country houses. Practitioners of the great game of geopolitics were now attracted by the prospect of the single Empire, an Imperium in the world that would be a purely Anglo-Saxon spectacle, with the Russians and the Chinese forced to cede. As contemporaries of the Duke of Wellington in 1815, imbecility Anglo-American former and financial envisaged the chimera of a new century of domination of the world, not in the difference of the supremacy of the British world which had expanded since the Congress of Vienna until the first world war. The old slogan of Skull and Bones of « American Century »Henry Luce of 1945, who had been victim of his splendid chandelier by the Russians and the cold war, could now rise again. »
Of course, there were still some obstacles. The rout of the great Russia meant that this the Germany reunification could not be avoided, which has brought with it the danger of an economic miracle from the Atlantic to the Urals. Continuous economic dynamism of the sphere focused on the Japanese in the far East and which could be combated, economic conflicts and trade wars that would take advantage of the control of raw materials and, above all, Anglo-American oil, with Anglo-American rent on the Persian Gulf to be reasserted strongly. However, the end of the partition of the Germany was a real trauma for the Anglo-Saxons and provoke a wave of true hysteria the part of Mrs Thatcher, Nicholas Ridley and the rest of their circle and a parallel episode public dismay and sorrow the share of Bush. The Anglo-Americans were moved to sweep the countermeasures. A little later, a war in the Balkans could wreak havoc in the German economic hinterland. From the point of view of the British and Kissingerian geopolitical, countermeasures were necessary to restore the balance of power, which could now shifting in favour of the new Germany. German descent would mean that London would occupy the place which this wretched nation – a niche of helplessness, deprivation, isolation and lack of relevance was entitled economy of Thatcher. But the British were considered important, and war was a means of achieving this objective.
There were also Governments in the development of the sector whose obedience to supermen Anglo-Saxon was questionable. 250,000,000 Arab, who were in the forefront of 1 billion Muslims turn, would still intractable. The doctrine of deployments outside the area of the Atlantic Alliance would now be the framework for the ritual immolation of the first Arab State, which was be the Iraq. Later, it would be time to crush and dismember, India, Malaysia, Brazil, Indonesia and a few others.
Then there was the demographic weakness of the Anglo-Saxons, in particular the falling birth rate, now exacerbated by Hollywood, television and heavy metals. How such a race small master could prevail against the black, Brown, yellow, the Mediterranean and Slavic masses? The answer to that could be only genocide on a scale of collossal, with economic breakdown, famine, epidemics and pestilence completing the job that the war had begun. If the birth rate of Nigeria seemed destined to propel this country ranked second among the world demographic powers, the epidemic of AIDS in Central Africa has been the remedy. General death was the main ally of the Anglo-Saxons.
Despite these problems, Bush and his co thinkers were convinced they could subjugate the planet for a century. But they had to hurry. Unless the Soviets, Chinese, German, Japanese and world powers of the others could be dealt with quickly, the Anglo-Americans could be overtaken by their own economic collapse accelerated, and they might soon find themselves too weak to extend their rule all over the world. The war machine that attacked Iraq was trying to shrink by more than 25% due to the weakness of the U.S. economy, more and more while it was important to act quickly.
The Anglo-American system depended on tightening enough wealth out of the global economy to feed the insatiable debt structures and capital request in London and New York. In the 1980s, these capital structures were increased as from malignant tumors, while the world economy depleted has bled white. Now, crazy after their October 1987 and October 1989 brushes with financial bottomless and panic of the currency, the masters of usury in London and New York demanded that primitive accumulation rate to increase all over the world. The former Soviet sphere would be from the frying pan of the Comecon to IMF fires. In the spring of 1991, Bush would publish its calls for a free trade area from the north pole to Tierra del Fuego, then for the wide world of free trade. Handling of Bush to the general agreement on tariffs and trade and the North American Free Trade Zone soon convinced the crowd of Europe 92 in Brussels that the Anglo-Americans have been hell-bent on the commercial war.
It was the impusles and perspectives that encroached on Bush since he called later « the motherland », and vigorously conferred on him in his frequent consultations with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who now has a very wide in the configuration of the personal network of Bush.
Bush had met with Gorbachov in March 1985, when its services ‘you die, we fly’ were necessary for the funeral of former Konstantin Chernenko, the octogenarian symbol of the impasse of the Kremlin post-Andropov, who had ruled the Soviet Union for only 390 days. Gorbachov came highly recommended by Margaret Thatcher, with whom he had met the previous year. Thatcher had found the Gorbachov new look, a man with whom she could do business. Bush came to Moscow on an invitation from Reagan for talks at the Summit; This would later become the choreographed pirouette in Geneva in November. Bush gave Gorbachov scrambled and oblique endorsement: « if ever there was a moment where we can go ahead with progress in recent years, then I would say that it is a good time for this, » stammered Bush. [fn 3] After Geneva he would follow the summits in Iceland in 1986, Washington in 1987 to sign the INF Treaty, then the song of the Swan of Reagan in Moscow in the summer 1988, a valuable auxiliary to the election campaign of George own. But, as we have seen, the Bush team was contemptuous of slobbering sentimental old Reagan, a soft touch which allowed the Russians to take to the cleaners, especially in the arms control negotiations. Bush wanted to drive a hard bargain, and that meant in point died until the Soviets became really desperate for any transaction. In addition, Reagan and Bush meets Gorbachov on Governor island in New York Harbor in the middle of the transition, Gorbachov visited guilty of Lese majeste against the heir apparent and had aroused the ire of Bush.
According to an account of the meeting of December 7, 1988, after a few banalities by Uncle Ron, the island’s Governor Bush wanted to know of Gorbachov, « what guarantee can you give me that I can go to the American businessmen who want to invest in the Soviet Union, who will succeed the perestroika and glasnost ? » Was it the official business of the United States, or tips for Kravis, Liedkte, Mossbacher and Pickens investment? Response of Gorbachov is recalled by participants as sharp at the point of rudeness: « Not even Jésus Christ knows the answer to this question, » he said, amid the gasps of the Bush staff. A minute later, Gorbachov turned to Bush with a conference: « Let me take this opportunity to tell you something. Your staff can have you said that what I do is a thing. It is not the case. I play real policies. I have a revolution going that I announced in 1986. Now, in 1988, the Soviet people dislike. Don’t misread me, Mr. Vice President, I have to play real politics. » [fn 4] After that, the telegenic Gorbachov could seek its opportunities for picture somewhere else for the greater part of 1989. It would do no most-favoured-Nation trade status early to Moscow. In addition, the signals of London had to go slowly. The result has been « Careful review » of Bush’s Soviet relations.
Gorbachov was always avid of vertices, and during a visit from April to Thatcher, Soviet leader criticized Bush for the U.S. « hesitation » on new arms control agreements. Bush dismissed this remark with a fit of anger: « we are doing a careful review, and I’ll be ready to discuss with the Soviets when we are ready. We will be ready to respond when we want to react. « [fn 5] Ministerial meeting between Baker and Shevardnadze proceeded. In may, the voice of Reagan was heard since his retirement in California, telling his friends he was « increasingly concerned at what he sees as an overly cautious approach to reductions in nuclear armaments with the Soviets ». Reagan believed that Bush was indeed too hesitant and Gorbachov was seized the initiative with Western Europe as well. In the view attributed to Reagan by these friends without name, «Bush opted for the tactic of a review of the policy, behave in the way that the new presidents are when replacing of a person of the other party with different views» According to journalist Lou Cannon, « also to Bonn and Beverly Hills that they are asking if Bush’s only strategy is to respond to the events unfolding. » [fn 6] There’s the Sissy again.
In September, Bush was in Helena, Montana, sounding the same cautious note while defending of Mitchell’s majority Leader of the Senate, who had points of some debater on ‘shyness’ Bush and the thought of « status quo ». Bush reiterated that it was « not in a hurry » for a Summit with Gorbachov. « I don’t think that there’s no chance of disconnection » in the understanding of Moscow that « we want to see their perestroika to succeed, » Bush said. [fn 7]
What has changed the minds of Bush, was the collapse of the Communist East German regime, which had collected, speed in the summer 1989 with thousands of East Germans demanding admission in German embassies, first in Hungary and then in Czechoslovakia. Then, in one of the most spectacular developments in the last decades of European history, the Berlin wall and the German order to « shoot to kill » along the line of demarcation in the middle of the Germany were thrown into the dustbin of history. It was one of the more positive events the generations born after 1945 had ever seen. But for Bush and the Anglo-Americans, it was an opportunity for the public to anger.
Bush individually, the rupture of the wall of Berlin from 1961 was the detonator of one of its most serious episodes so far of emotional public. Bush reiterated the infallible formula for Reagan’s « Mr. Gorbachov, tear down this wall, » during a visit to Helmut Kohl in Mainz at the end of May. « That Berlin is next, » Bush said then. The wall « must come down. » But in the middle of Bush jet lines off as « either Europe whole and free, »there is mention of German reunification, which was still in the air. »
Thus, when the wall fell, Bush could not avoid a group of journalists in the Oval Office, where he was sitting in a swivel in the company of James Baker. Bush told journalists he was « elated » by the new, but his mood was both funeral and irritable. If he was so happy, why he was so unhappy? Why to deal in the long run? « I’m not an emotional kind of guy. » The main rope was one of warning. « It is much too early » to speculate on the reunification of Germany, while Bush has been forced to concede, teeth tight throuigh, than the Berlin wall « will have very little relevance », now. Everything said Bush tended to mute the drama of the past: « I don’t think that any single event is the end of what might be called the iron curtain. But clearly, this is a long way from the difficult days of the – hardest iron curtain days – away from that. « »We are trying to give someone a hard time, »Bush went on. « We are welcoming those who can move forward towards democracy. We encourage the concept of a Europe whole and free. « And if we welcome just. » The German « aspirations for freedom seem to be a little farther on the road now. » But Bush was not going to « dance on the wall, » that much was clear. [fn 8]
After this furious monologue and change with journalists, private Bush has called upon his staff: « How about if I give them one of them? » Then he jumped in the air, waved his hands and shouted « Whoooopppeee! » at the top of his lungs. [fn 9] The Bush spin came into action, explaining that the President had « withheld » due to his desire to avoid triumphalism or offending otherwise Gorbachov and the Kremlin.
Gagged emotional clutch of Bush has attracted much attention in the press and media. « Why the leader of the appearance of the Western world as if he had lost his last friend the day they brought him the news of the fall of the Berlin wall? », asks Mary McGrory. « George Bush struck expression and lame words on an event that had the rest of humanity rapidly singing hosannas were a terrible disappointment to a moment in history. » [fn 10]
Indeed, downtrodden Bush rage was an another real Epiphany of his character, the kind of images that a serious rival presidential campaign would put on TV and more to show the voters that George has no use for human freedom. Bush family tradition was to support the regime totalitarian in Germany, starting with the role of papa Prescott in the Hitler project and continues with the machinations of Averell Harriman from 1945, which helped solidify a Communist dictatorship for forty years in the eastern zone, after the Nazis had fallen. But reaction from Bush was also illustrates the Anglo-American perception that the upsurge of industrialism in German in Central Europe is a deadly threat.
More in London, more than brain of Thatcher Nicholas Ridley was forced to leave the firm after he foamed at the mouth in the comments about the German unit, which he has likened to a Nazi seeking resurgence to enslave the Britain in the coils of the EEC. Conor Cruise O’Brien, Worthshorne Peregrine and various Tory propagandists coined the phrase to a ‘Fourth Reich’ emerging threatening now Europe and the world. The Anglo-Saxon oligarchs were really dismayed, and it is in this hysteria that we must seek the roots of the Gulf crisis and war against the Iraq.
But in the meantime, the collapse of the former regime of Pankow in Berlin-East meant that Bush has pressing issues to discuss with Gorbachov. The two agreed to meet ships to Malta during the first week of December.
Bush spoke of his plans for Summit in a special televised speech before Thanksgiving, 1989. He tried to claim the credit for the terminal crisis of communism, citing his own inaugural speech: « the day of the dictator is over. » But most importantly, he sought to reassure Gorbachov: « … » We will give our assurance that America welcomes this reform not as an opponent seeking advantage, but as a people offering support. » « … I assure him that he has no great defender of perestroika that the President of the United States. « Bush also had to protect its flank to a critique of the European and critical domestic who had warned that the Malta meeting contained the threat of a Yalta of retrying the superpowers at the expense of Europe. « We are not meeting to determine the future of Europe », Bush promised. [fn 11]
It is reported that, here again, Bush was so secretive about this Summit until it was announced that he has not consulted his staffs. If he had, the nature of storms in the Mediterranean winter could influence the decision to meet elsewhere. The result has been the Summit of famous seasickness, during which Bush, whose image as a sea-dog « BOLD » in the tradition of Sir Francis Drake required that he spend the night on a warship American catcher, required treatment for vomiting of acute sea Bush evil syndrome, which was to become so dramatic to the Japan was the beginning. It had perhaps not been so tossed by storm since its nautical release with Don Aronow in 1983.
At the table of Malta-Yalta, Bush and Gorbachov haggled on the ‘architecture’ of the new Europe. Gorbachov wanted NATO be dissolved as the Warsaw Pact has ceased to exist, but it was something Bush and the British refused to grant. Bush explained that Germany was better linked within NATO in order to avoid the possibility of independent initiatives that neither Moscow nor Washington wanted. Hands free for each empire in its respective field was reaffirmed, as suggested by the symmetry of the aggression of Bush on Panama during the Romanian crisis which liquidated Ceausescu, but left a still old Comintern Government types like Iliescu and Roman power. Bush would also support the Kremlin against the Armenia and the Azerbaijan when massacres and hostilities broke out between these regions during the next month. Gorbachov reciprocal services by Bush included a monstrous first diplomatic: just as the East German Communist regime was in his agony, Bush dispatched James Baker in Potsdam to meet the German leader ‘Communist reform’, Hans Modrow. No American Secretary of State had never set foot in the RFI during its entire history after 1949, but now, in the last days of the Communist regime Pankow, Baker would go there. His visit was an insult to the East Germans who had walked to freedom, always have to reckon with the danger of this Honecker tanks open fire. Visit of Baker was designed to delay, sabotage and stall German reunification, all ways were still possible, while that consolidate the Communist regime. Baker gave him his best shot, but his skills ladle dealmaking were of no use to an excited mob. However, after Tiananmen and Potsdam, Bush quickly emerged as one of the few world leaders who could count on him to support global communism.
During the first months of 1990, certain forces in Moscow, Bonn and other capitals gravitate toward a new arrangement of Rapallo in a positive tone: there was the possibility that the inmates of the prison – House of the nations could reach freedom and self-determination, while the German capital, investment in infrastructure and economic modernization could guarantee that the new States would be economically viable a process that could benefit the whole world.
A rational policy for the United States in these circumstances would have resulted a commitment on a large scale to take part in the reconstruction of the infrastructure of the former sphere Soviet in transport, communications, energy, education and health services, combined with capital investments in industrial modernization. This investment could also have served us as a means of restarting the depressed economy. The prerequisite for economic cooperation was a recognition by the Soviet authorities that the aspirations of their nationalities of object for self-determination should be honored, including through the independence of former Soviet republics in the Baltic Sea, the Trans-Caucasus, Central Asia, the Ukraine and elsewhere. As long as long as the Soviet military build-up remained formidable, adequate military preparedness in the West was indispensable and should have featured a commitment to ‘new physical principles’ anti-missile defenses that had inspired to the original 1983 strategic defense Initiative. Obviously, none of these measures would have been possible without a decisive break with the economic policy of the Reagan-Bush years, for a programme of economic recovery-oriented on the development of high-tech capital-intensive industrial employment producing tangible and physical products.
Bush never made a serious proposal for the economic reconstruction of areas falling within the former Soviet Union and was stingy again in loans to allow the Russians to buy agricultural products. In November 1990, Gorbachov made a desperate call to the Governments of the world to address the shortage of food USSR and Foreign Minister Shevardnadze has sent to Washington in the next month, in the hope of obtaining a significant infusion of cash subsidies for purchases of food products from American stocks outright. After that photo opportunities with Baker in Texas and Bush at the White House, all Shevardnadze had to return to Moscow was a miserable $1 billion and change. Less than a week to back Shevardnadze, he resigned from his post under fire from critics, referring to the sinister plans for a coup against Gorabchov. The coup, of course, came to the following August. It should have been obvious that Bush’s policy was maximizing the probability of ugly surprises later on the road.
Bush steps require self-determination for nationalities of the object, but sided with the Kremlin against the republics over and over again, ignoring the January 1991 bloodshed in Lithuania, or itself has won the title of « chicken Kiev » during a July 1991 trip to the Ukraine, where he said the supreme Soviet of the Republic to avoid the pitfalls of nationalism ‘suicidal ‘. Even if the Soviet missile Park was largely intact, Bush was forced by his budget indigence to take down important areas of us military capabilities. And finally, his refusal obstinate to throw the political bankruptcy of the Reagan-Bush years overboard further we guaranteed economic collapse.
But Bush took into account or the avoidance of war, nor the economic recovery. In the months following the Panama, he basked in the afterglow of a dramatic increase in popularity, as evidenced by public opinion polls. A State visit on a large scale by Gorbachov was scheduled for late May. Rumors were heard in the Middle East. But at the beginning of April, spirit of Bush was focused on other issues. It is now that he made his famous speech about broccoli. The issue surfaced when the White House decreed that henceforth, by order of the president himself, broccoli is more would serve to Bush. Reporters determined to use the next opportunity of photo available to ask what it was.
Explosion of infant anti-brocoli of Bush came as part of a state dinner given in honour of the Polish Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki White House visit. Although Bush was obsessed with broccoli, he made an attempt to link his new obsession to the social context in which it was:
Like the Poland had a rebellion against totalitarianism, I am rebelling against broccoli, and I refuse to give ground. I do not like broccoli, and I did not like because I was a little kid and my mother made me eat. I am the President of the United States of America, and I won’t eat broccoli any more.
Sur, in California, where broccoli is a big deal, as a culture of production, producers have been raised enough to send 10 tons of broccoli, equivalent to about 80 000 portions, to the White House. Bush has always categorically stated:
Barbara likes broccoli. She tried to get me to eat. She eats all the time itself. She can go out and meet the caravan. [fn 12]
These statements were an enlightenment in itself, since the internal evidence is with certainty a crisis of anger angry child met by the President. But what could have caused an explosion on broccoli, of all things? A little over a year later, when it was learned that Bush was suffering from graves ‘ disease, some observers recalled the unleashing of broccoli. To do this, it turns out that broccoli, cabbage and other vegetables, belongs to a category of food goitrogenes. Some schools of medicine recommend frequent servings of broccoli to help refresh hyperthyroidism. [fn 13] There was much speculation that the hyperthyroid Bush syndrome had been diagnosed in March-April, or perhaps earlier, and that broccoli was more often appearing in the menu of the White House as part of a therapy to return thyroid and metabolism of Bush to the more normal functioning. Has been the explosion of thyroid celebrates a case of an irascible president, plagued with psychopathological symptoms, that his doctors were trying to treat, rebelling against his doctors orders?
At their Spring Summit, Bush and Gorbachov continued to disagree about whether if United Germany would be a member of NATO. Much time was spent on strategic arms, the talks on the reduction of conventional weapons Vienna and other aspects of the emerging European architecture, where their counter-revolutionary mutual commitments went very deep. Both stressed that they had taken their consultations of Malta as their point of departure. Hostility of Bush in the cause of the Lithuania and the other Baltic Republics, now subject of crippling economic blockade imposed by Moscow, has been in the broad sense. The central districts of this Summit were probably those that took place in the bucolic isolation of Camp David, in a small group front that included Bush, Gorbachov, Shevardnadze, Baker and Scowcroft. Bush was unusually closed-doors at the mouth, but the very loquacious Gorbachov volunteered that they had come to speak of the « planet and its flash points » and regional issues. He had the distinct impression that these talks were radical and futurological Congress in their scope. In the next press conference, Gorbachov had engulfed praise for these restricted secret talks: « I should like, in particular, emphasize the importance of our dialogue to Camp David, where we talked about during the day yesterday. And it is a new step in the strengthening of mutual understanding and confidence between us. Really, we discussed all the problems of the world. We compared our political perspectives, and we did it in a climate of openness, a constructive atmosphere, a climate of growing confidence. We discussed specifically these urgent international issues as the situation in the Middle East, Afghanistan, South Africa, Cambodia, Central America. Here are some of that we discussed. I won’t go into the details right now. I think that you will probably seek clarification on this, but anyway I think that the dialogue of Camp David was very important. « [fn 14]
Gorbachov had long answers about discontent in the Arab world during the Soviet policy of massive emigration of Russian Jews who were forced to settle in Israel. For the Middle East were approaching crisis indeed. In the words of one observer, « Bush and Gorbachov stirred the cauldron of the tensions in the Middle East with their remarks to the Press Conference, forget the damage apparently distant forces may be the grandest of designs and East-West. » [fn 15] Bush and Gorbachov use their afternoon to Camp David to coordinate their respective roles in the Gulf crisis, which the Anglo-American forces were now on the verge of cause? It is very likely that they did.
Bush’s political stock has been in decline during the summer 1990. An indication was provided by the surprisingly Frank comments of American Justice Thurgood Marshall of the supreme court in an interview with Sam Donaldson on ABC News television program « Prime Time Live ». Justice Marshall, the only black justice on the supreme court, asked his reaction to the appointment of Bush of the « stealth candidate » David Souter to fill the place of retired Justice William Brennan, a friend of Marshall. Souter was a man without qualities, who seemed to have documentable no yet an opinion on any subject, even if it had a sinister look. « I do not understand what it does. I do not understand it. I mean this last appointment… is the epitome of what he has done. ‘ said Marshall of Bush. Marshall had ‘clue’ reasons for Bush in the appointment of Souter. Marshall would say on record of civic rights of Bush, called correspondent Sam Donaldson. « Allow me to express myself this way. It is said that if you cannot say something good about a dead person, he does say. « Well, I consider him dead. » Who had died, asked Donaldson. « Bush! » was the response of Marshall. « He died of the neck upwards. »
Marshall added that he considered Chief of staff Bush, John Sununu of New Hampshire, Souter to be, such as « the boat. » « If it came to the election, » has said Marshall of Bush, « I would vote against him. No question about it. I do not think that it has never stopped « run for re-election since taking office. Marshall and Donaldson had the following Exchange on Souter:
Donaldson: Do you know Judge David Souter?
Marshall: No, never heard of him.
Donaldson: He may be the man to replace Brennan.
Marshall: I have never heard of him. When his name fell, I listened to the television. And the first thing, I called my wife. I have never heard of this man? She said: « no, I did not either. » So I called promptly Brennan, because it is his circuit [the first Circuit in Boston]. His wife answered the phone and I told him. She said: « » it is never heard of it either. « .
Marshall and Brennan had often been in disagreement with the promotion of the administration of the death penalty Bush. In this regard, Marshall said: « my argument is that if you make a mistake during a trial and it is corrected later-you find, it was a mistake – correct you. » But if you kill a man, what do you mean? « Oops »? « I’m sorry »? ‘Wait a minute?’ It is the death penalty. Death is so durable. »
On this occasion, Marshall has renewed his promise that he would never resign, but would die in Office: « I have already said and I repeat that I am serving my term of life. I have an agreement with my wife that when I begin to show signs of senility, it will tell me. « And it will be. » [fn 16] Yet, less than a year later, Marshall announced his retirement from the bench, giving Bush the possibility of splitting the organizations of black America with the appointment of Clarence Thomas. Those who saw the farewell of Marshall Press Conference agree that he still possessed one of the most lucid and incisive minds anywhere in the Government. Revenge of Bush himself expressed once more by its unavoidable instrument of secret blackmail and threats?
In June and July, domestic economic issues edged their way back to the American policy scene. As always, which was bad news for Bush.
The major problem of the Bush in 1990 was the collision between her favorite of the demagogy of the campaign, his mantra ‘read my lips, no new taxes’ of 1990 and the imminent national bankruptcy of the United States. Bush sent his budget to the Hill, January 29, where the Democrats, despite the persistence of the Panama, had quickly found it Dead on Arrival. In March and April, there were rounds of haggling between Congressman and Bush budget pointman, Richard Darman of OMB. Then spring sunny Sunday afternoon of May 6, Bush took the opportunity of a conference at the White House on his ideal ego, Theodore Roosevelt for a discreet meeting with Democratric leaders of the Congress in order to do deep sixing quietly the litany of taxes no new. Bush was highly illegal in the dropping of his favorite line to throw, but the word taught in the newspapers on Monday that the White House, in the person of hatchet-man Sununu, was ready to go to a Summit of budget with « no precondition ». Response to questions Monday, Bush Fitzwater advertising man explains that Bush wanted budgetary negotiations « without hindrance to the conclusions on the positions taken in the past. » Which resembled new taxes.
Bush has been forced to act by a rising chorus of screaming panic in the City of London and Wall Street, which had demanded an austerity campaign serious since Bush came to the White House. After the failure of the Bank of England New of $13 billion in January, financial Wall Street corporatist Felix Rohaytn had commented: « I have never been so uncomfortable on the perspectives in 40 years. Everywhere wherever you look, you see the red lights are flashing. I see something beyond recession, but short of depression. « [fn 17] to the point that Bush became an apostate from the tax, estimates were that the allocated budget for the financial year 1990 would top $200 billion and after that disappear in the wild blue yonder. The IMF-BIS bankers wanted Bush more these wealth extract the blood and bones of the American people, and George would now go through the motions of compliance.
The return of political stick was severe. Ed Rollins, the co-Chair of the Republican National Committee of the Congress, was a Reagan Democrat who had decided to stay with the GOP, and that it had developed a plan, which proved to be a chimera, on how the Republicans could gain ground in Congress. As a professional political cooperative, Rollins was very sensitive to the fact that the betrayal of Bush of his « commits no new tax » would eliminate the only thing that George and his party was supposed to be for. « The biggest difference between Republicans and Democrats in the perception of the public, is that Republicans don’t want to raise taxes, » complained Rollins. « This makes course, which go directly to the door. Politically, I think it’s a disaster. « [fn 18] with that, Rollins was locked in a feud with Bush that could take place until the end of the year.
But Democrats were also unhappy, because « no precondition » was an evasive euphemism, and they wanted Bush to take the full opprobrium of the call for ‘new taxes.’ The White House remained duplicitious and evasive. In mid-May, the talks were held at the White House on a reduction in charged agreement overall. Democrats demanded that Bush go on national television to motivate a drastic, merciless austerity across the Board, with tax increases to be combined with the gouging of social and domestic programs. Bush hesitated. All in June, the haggling on those who would take the rap audience came forward. On 26 June, at a breakfast with Bush, Sununu, Darman White House meeting and the leaders of the Congress, Member of Congress Foley threatened to get out of the talks unless Bush returned to scholarship with a call for tax increases. One moment, the dollar, the market of Treasury bills and the House of cards crazy Anglo-American finance everything hung suspended by a wire. If talks exploded, could result in a financial panic around the world, and voters would be George bear the consequences. Byzantine: Bush’s response was to publish a discreet White House press release.
It is clear to me that both the size of the defecit problem and the need for a package that can be enacted requires all of the following characteristics: law and mandatory program reform; increase tax revenues; encouragement of growth; reductions in discretionary spending; orderly reduction in defence spending; and the reform of the budget process.
« The increase in tax revenues » was the big one. June 26 is known by the right wing of the GOP as a day of infamy; Bush cannot forget, since it is that day that its poll ratings began to fall and kept falling until late November, when war bailed out hysteria him. Many Congressional Republicans who for years had no other point to talk about taxes were on a collision course with the nominal leader of their party; revolt of the back benchers was booming. Fitzwater and some others even argued that « the increase in tax revenues » does not mean « new taxes », but this sophism was received with contempt. Fitzwater argued in the doublethink:
Feel us [Bush] then said the right thing and he says things now… All we said is true then and it is true now. No regrets, only possible by backing off.
Voice of Nixon Ron Nessen had been more candid when he announced once, « all previous statements are inoperative. When on Fitzwater was asked whether he would agree that Bush had now formally broken his no tax pledge, Fitzwater replied: « No. Are you crazy? » On July 11, the Democrats in Congress blocked favorite Bush economic panacea, the reduction of the capital gains tax rate, by requiring that any reduction if be combined with an overall increase in the rate of the tax on the rich. This leads to a deadlock that lasted until the final days of September.
Bush hid at the White House for a few days, but then he had to deal with the press. There is only a single subject: its promise of tax. Bush affected so breezy and Cavalier who could not disguise his inner rage seething at the idea of be nailed as a liar. Internal restlessness was expressed in the frequent inconsistency of verbal expression. Bush began with an evasive and rambling, introduction in which he portrayed himself, while fighting to prevent the suffering and an automatic sequester under the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act would lead. The first question: « I would like to ask you about your reversal ‘no new taxes.' » « caused most elusive verbiage. Other issues were all on the same point. Bush has tried to recover:
I will say that I have take a look at a new situation. I see a huge defecit. I see a problem loan out there that needs to be addressed and savings. And as Abraham Lincoln said, « I’ll think again. » I am not – but I am not violating or away my fundamental conviction about taxes or anything of this nature. Not at least. But what I said is on the table and let’s see where we are going. But we have another – we have a very important national issue, and I think that the president should the people his – her judgment at the time where it should tackle the problem. And that is exactly what I am doing.
And look, I knew that I catch some flak on this decision… But I do what I think is right, and then I will ask the people to support. But more important than posturing now, or even negotiation, is the result…
It was a point of reference of impudence and concealment. One of the main purposes of Bush as he zig-zags through the Press Conference was to avoid any extracted sound of television which would show him approving new taxes. Therefore all its formulations were also disseminated as possible. Were tax revenue increases the same as taxes?
Bush: And I say fiscal reforms are needed, and I say that the spending cuts are needed and so we’ll see where we come out on it.
Q: but is taxes?
Bush: What is taxes?
Q: what you say. You say taxes are – are higher taxes-
Bush: I told you what I said, and I can not help you more. Nice try.
Q: you have said that we need-
Bush: you guessed it. You guessed it, and you have a – you’ve seen the arrows coming my way. And that’s fine, but – let people interpret anyway -.
Q: well, I-
Bush: well, I want to let the way I said I would, while negotiators are free to discuss a wide range of options, including the tax increases. Who help me?
An interrogator gave a tabloid headline: « ‘ Read My Lips: I lied. ‘ » Bush had been prepared by a historical review of how other presidents had allegedly changed their minds or lied, who had convinced Bush that he, although a liar, was in fact in the same class with Lincoln. « I was more tolerant on this issue that I thought I’d be, » quipped Bush. « I feel good on that because I returned and did a little research and saw these storms of fire come and go, people who feel strongly on one side or the other of a problem as I do and have not got their way exactly. » Why had he said no new taxes during the campaign? « Well, I don’t think that any who did a penetrating job of questioning… « Basic idea of Bush was that he could get away with it, in the way that Reagan had made off with the recession of 1982. But for many voters, and even many Republican Loyalists, it was yet another Epiphany of a scoundrel. Many were convinced that Bush believed in absolutely nothing except hooked to power.
It is also in the beginning of the summer of 1990 that little by little, he has appeared on many taxpayers that, under the terms of the rescue plan Savings & Loan defended by Bush during the first weeks of his regime, they would be left holding the bag at height of at least $500 billion. Their future was now weighted with the crushing burden of a second mortgage of de facto, in addition to the astronomical public debt that Reagan and Bush had wrapped. This unhappy consciousness has been exacerbated by the carnage of staff of continuous economic contraction, which had been accelerated by shocks of September-October, 1989. An ugly mood was abroad, with angry people, seeking a point of the cathexis.
They found it in Neil Bush, the son of the younger President marplot, that we’ve seen explaining his engagement dinner March 31, 1981, with Scott Hinckley. Because even small children know now, Neil Bush was a member of the Board of Directors of Silverado savings and loan of Denver, Colorado, which went bankrupt and had to be seized by the Federal regulatory agencies in 1988. Preliminary estimates of the costs to taxpayers were in the range of $1.6 billion, but it was sure to go higher. The picture has been complicated by the fact that Neil Bush had received a personal loan of 100,000 dollars (never repaid and officially forgiven) and a line of credit of $1.25 million from two local land speculators, Kenneth Good and William Walters, two bags of money as important for the Republican party. In Exchange for the favors he had received, Neil Bush certainly did nothing to prevent the Silverado from $35 million to good for a real estate speculation which would soon defaulted loan. Walters received $200 million in loans from Silverado, who were never called in. It is evidence prima facie case of violation of the rules on conflict of interest. But rather than be silent, Neil Bush has shown that the family tradition of the self-righteous posturing, even when taken with both hands in the bag was well represented by him: he has launched an aggressive campaign to proclaim his innocence. It is political thought Neil and all, because people wanted to get his father Augustus through him.
Neil Bush sordid pontificating doesn’t play well; Neil sounded ‘arrogant and flip’ and the result, as People magazine commented at the end of the year, was « a public relations fiasco. » Posters went up in Washington with the call to the ‘Prison Neil Bush’, while out in Denver, Colorado’s taxpayers for Justice marched outside the downtown offices of Neil (where Neil responded to questions about his links with the family Hinckley on March 31, 1981) placards and chanting Yes, « Neil, it is wrong to steal! » and « Give it back Neil! [fn 19] Neil was looking forward to public hearings held by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to probe its malfeasance; There was talk of a criminal charge, but this eventually degenerate in a civil prosecution against Neil and 10 other former Silverado for « serious misconduct » in $200 million in the operation of affairs of the Bank.
Immediate response by Bush to the dense clouds gathering over head of Neil should intensify a scandal saw it as a counterweight: it was of the ‘Keating Five’ or « Brigade Lincoln », which hit the Democrat Senate Cranston, Riegle, Glenn and DeConcini, thus the Republican McCain. Some loans S & L showed ‘excess’, Bush was prepared to concede, and some have been « stupid and misguided. » But he quickly stipulated: « I do not want to advocate for the re-regulation of the industry. » And Bush was also on the defensive because, while he has mandated $500 billion for the S & l, he wanted to veto a measure providing parental leave for working mothers, despite a campaign promise that « we must ensure that women have to worry about getting their jobs after having a child « , or to care for a child during a serious illness. » Bush has now specified that it not endorsed ‘mandatory benefits’ of the Government, but that he supported just collective bargaining to allow this type of leave. What to do if the employer refused to grant leave? « You must continue to work for them until they do, » responded Bush with the logic of « let ’em eat cake» of the former regime of a Marie Antoinette. [fn 20]
During a press conference in mid-July, Bush asked if he agreed with the campaign of self-defense of son Neil, who was based on the idea that the attack was a smear purely political, all of this because the name of the poor boy was be Bush. The question was focused the attention of the public on all the inherent greed of the predatory Bush family. George launched a furious, self-righteous monologue:
I agree that the President should stay out of it, and that the system should work. And I have great confidence in the integrity and honor of my son. And beyond that, I’m – not say no more. And if he did something wrong, the system will be – will will Digest anywhere only. I have – it is not easy for me, like a father. It is easy for me as President because the system will work, and I do not. I have not discussed with officials and suggested that any result.
Note that once more the word ‘integrity’ comes to mind whenever a probe seems to turn up a crime. With regard to the ‘system’, it is in the jargon of the faction of Kissinger to the cartels power hub of the Eastern Anglophile liberal establishment rule. What Bush really means, is that the case is going to be stifled by control of the damage of the ‘system ‘. Bush added:
But what father wouldn’t express some confidence in honour of his son? And that is exactly how I think about it, and I believe very strongly in this regard. And for those who want to call into question, whether in Congress or elsewhere, let the system work, and then we can all make a conclusion as to its honour and integrity.
And it’s hard on people in public life to a certain extent. And I have three other sons and they all want to go to the barricades, each of them, when they see some cartoon that they do not like, especially those which are erroneous in total – total degrading of the honour of their brother. They want – they want to do what would any other – any other children. And I say: you calm now, we are in a different role now. You can not react as you would if your brother was teasing in a street fight – that is not how the system works. But we have great emotions that I shared with Barbara, I share with my son and daughter that I share with you, except to say: one, as President I am determined to stay out of this and let it work and let it work fairly. And secondly, I trust in the honor and integrity of my son, and if the system detects that he did something wrong he will be the first to deepen and to do what is right. [fn 21]
Bush kicks seems to contain the optimistic premise that any sanction against the Neil Young would be civil and not criminal, and it is most likely a sign that George has been send with these remarks. But avoid criminal charges was not gained in advance. A group of Democrats in the House had written to the Attorney general Thornburgh to demand a special prosecutor for the unfortunate Neil. The signatories included Pat Schroeder, Kastenmeier of Wisconsin, Don Edwards of California, Conyers of Michigan, Morrison of Connecticut, Larry Smith of Florida, Virginia Boucher, staggers Bryant of Texas and West Virginia. The measure was fully justified, but it soon turns out that the direction of Foley in the House, more than a stamp-Marshmallow rubber stamp, has been pressing Democratic members flee this initiative. This became public when Feighan Congressman from Ohio, who had signed the letter, withdrew his signature under pressure from the democratic leadership of Foley.
But there was no doubt that Neil Bush acted as an influence Peddler. Documents published by the Office of Thrift Supervision, which detailed the accusations of conflict of interest against Neil transmitted a very low view of the meaning of the Affairs of the young man Dyslexic: regulators described him as ‘without reserve and without training’ to be a Director of a financial institution. An uneducated squirt, his father might have said. Under the terms of the OTS, « certainly he had no experience in the management of a large company, especially to a financial institution with almost $2 billion in assets. »
Bush also consort engulfed swirling controversy. When questioned by a reporter several days before the Kuwait crisis has erupted, Bar «hot flashes with indignation on the allegations against son Neil…» « »I will not talk about it, »snapped Mrs. Bush, but she then pointed out that it was »outrageous »that a such »wonderful, decent, honest man’ was being denigrated just because his parents « chose to enter political life. The interviewer noted, Mrs. Bush « smiles with maternal pride, although, when it recognizes a rumor this son Marvin, 33, almost resorted to punching defending the honour of Neil and this brother Jeb, 37, was therefore ready to join the fray as ‘should be retained him.’. « »We love our children, and they know, »gushed from Mrs. Bush. « Someone told me that they did not know another family where all five brothers and sisters love so much. And it is true. If push comes to shove, they are all there for each other. « [fn 22]
As the end of July approached, Neil Bush was becoming a serious problem of public relations for his father George. For worse, Economist Dan Brumbaugh, who enjoyed a certain notoriety as the Cassandra of the S & L debacle, appeared on television to confirm that knew the insiders aleady, that not only the S & Ls, but the system of any commercial bank in the U.S., since the giants of Wall Street down by other money Center banks was quite bankrupt. Economic reality, old enemy of Bush, was once against threatening its ambition to rule. Then, in the last days of July, the White House has received information that a national magazine, probably of Newsweek, planned a history of coverage on Neil Bush. [fn 23]
Such were the events in political and personal George Bush’s life that provided the backdrop of the decision hasty and angry Bush to go to war with the Iraq. This does not mean that the decision to go to war was caused by these unpleasant developments; the causes of the Gulf war are much more complicated than that. But it is also clear that the Bush bellicose enthusiasm for the war that is come has been facilitated by the complex of problems that would thus sweep the front page.
There’s plenty of evidence that the Bush regime is attached to a new full-scale war in the Middle East on the first day of its inauguration. The following analysis was filed on Palm Sunday, March 19, 1989 by one of the authors of this study and has been published in Executive Intelligence Review under the title « Bush is courting a war in the Middle East and a new oil crisis? »:
The Bush administration is preparing a military attack on the Iran, the Libya, the Syria or other countries in the Middle East in a forward flight intended to cut or destroy an important part of petroleum in the world supply and radically increase the dollar price of crude oil on world markets? A model in the world of events monitored the Palm Sunday by Executive Intelligence Review suggests that such an approach may be in the works. If the script indeed prompt a conflict in the Middle East and a new oil shock, we can assume safely that Henry Kissinger, scheming behind the 1973 Yom Kippur war, is at the heart of things, through national security advisor Brent Scowcroft and man number two Department of State Lawrence Eagleburger. […]
Why the Bush administration should now be a candidate to launch an attack on the Libya and Iran, with hostilities large-scale likely in the Gulf? The basic answer is, as part of an adjustment before manic flight of megalomania « American century » intended to divert attention from the fiasco of the first 60 days of the new president to the office of. [fn 24]
Despite the many flaws in this account, including the failure to specify the Iraq as a target, he did capture the essential truth that Bush was considering a Gulf war. In August 1988 at the latest, when Iraq had emerged as the winner in the 8-year-long Iran-Iraq war, British geopolitical thinkers identified Iraq as the first Arab State and the threat to the predominantly Israeli balance of power in the Middle East. This estimate was supported by the Zionist observers whose definition of minimum security is the ability of Israel to defeat the coalition of all Arab States. In August 1988, leader of the circles in Britain and Israel were considering ways to prevent the Iraq rebuild its post-war economy and studying options for a new war to liquidate the undeniable economic achievements of the Baath party. Bush would have been a part of these deliberations, starting at a very early stage.
In June and July, this warning was supported by King Hussein of Jordan, Yassir Arafat’s PLO, Prince Hassan of Jordan and Saddam Hussein himself.
Contributions by the Bush regime to the orchestration of the 1990-1991 Gulf crisis have been numerous and indispensable. First, there was a campaign of hard to talk about Bush and Baker, designed to spur the new coalition Likud-centric Shamir (in many ways than the most belligerent regime Israel and confrontation has ever known) in postures of warmongering increased. Bush has personally referred to Israel as one of the countries in the Middle East which held the hostages. In early March, 1990, Bush said that the American Government’s position was to oppose settlements Israel not only on the West Bank of the Jordan and the Gaza Strip, but also in East Jerusalem. A few days previously, Baker suggested that American support for a program of loan guarantee of $400 million for the settlement of Soviet Jews to Israel would be paid only if Israel stopped setting up new settlements in the occupied territories. Mention of Bush in East Jerusalem had drenched this line. [fn 26] Baker had added the difficult issue of his own when he told a Congressional Committee that if and when the Israeli Government wanted peace, they had to call the standard of the White House, which he proceeded to give the number. But on 20 June, Bush suspended dialogue USA with the PLO, which he had caused to start in December 1988. The pretext is a staging of terror occurred on an Israeli beach.
July 1990 was full of travel hyperkinetic and diplomacy, which has become the trademark of George. Over the fourth of July weekend, Bush went to Kennebunkport to prepare NATO London Summit and the successive Houston Summit of the seven major industrial countries. There is evidence that he was already in the full flush of the manic phase, and that the Press Conference « read my lips » and the case of Neil Bush had produced massive psychic carnage. According to a story by the press, Bush spent time in Kennebunkport
with his usual dizzying Tower of throwing horseshoes, fishing casting lures, hitting golf balls and careening through the waves in his speedboat. Instead of arriving in London a day before the start of the meeting, Mr. Bush stuck in a game of golf more Wednesday morning and left that night there. But here, it seemed to me that the bottomless pit of energy had a bottom after all. Mr. Bush has Air Force One tired, puffy eyes and its stride less spry than the « spring colt », to which it always compares.
At the London Summit, Bush seems to have been unusually irritable. A small crisis came when he found himself waiting for his limousine before the House of Lancaster, while his staff scrambled to get his car. Ring « stretched his neck autour, pursed her lips, stuck his hands in his pockets and looked at the nearest help, until his car finally appeared. » [fn 27]
The secret agenda at this Summit has been dominated by NATO outside zone deployments, transformation of the alliance in the vengeful knout of white man against the third world. According to an advisor to NATO, the Lancaster House Summit focused on « increasing voltage and reset in a number of countries in North Africa, the Middle East, including Palestine and Asia, more and more, to Southeast Asia. » There are new dangers of new directions. We are moving from an exclusive focus on the East-West conflict, in a situation of risk by the upcoming sequel, or even from all directions. « The word in London in July was on a possible new war in the Middle East, which »would tend to degenerate horizontally and vertically. A real conflict in the Levant would extend to the Turkish border to the Suez canal. It would be the neighbors of the main combatants. All this would be in a State of flux, because the major powers could not pay just sit there. « In order to avoid the problems of public relations for the continental European Governments, who always had qualms about their public opinion, these debates have not figured in the final communiqué, which obligingly proclaimed the end of the cold war and prompted Gorbachov to visit NATO headquarters to deliver a speech. [fn 28]
After gutting-hot plate with Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal family, Bush flew to Houston to take on the role as host of the Group of 7 annual economic summit. At this Summit, the race of the masters Anglo-Saxon represented by Bush and Thatcher was in a very embarrassing situation. Everyone knew that the worst economic scourge outside the Communist bloc was the English economic crisis, which is not only in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada as well as Australia, New Zealand and other former imperial outposts under its influence. The continental Europeans are interested in the Organization of emergency and packages of investment to the emerging countries of Eastern Europe and the republics, but this the Anglo-Saxons categorically opposed. Instead, Bush and Thatcher were on a total against the European Community and the Japan trade-war line when it came to the general agreement on tariffs and trade and other international economic issues. Bush Tex – Mex menus and country entertainment programs and western cannot hide an atmosphere of growing animosity.
The following week, the Anglo-Saxon supermen were once more plunged into gloom when Gorbachov and Kohl, held July 16 in the Russian city of Mineralny Vody South near Stavropol, announced the Soviet acquiescence in the Germany reunified in NATO membership. It was a problem in which Bush and Thatcher had hoped causes a much longer period and much more great acrimony, but now there is no more obstacles to the success of these negotiations « two plus four » on the future of the Germany, which means that German Reunification before the end of the year was inevitable.
The same day as Kohl and Gorbachov are met, photos satellites monitored in the Pentagon showed that the crack of Iraq division Hammurabi, the Elite of the Republican guard corps, was moving South toward the Kuwait border. On 17 July, analysts from the Pentagon would order plans of new satellite photos showing the entire division, with 300 tanks and more than 10 000 men in place along the Iraq-Kuwait border. A second division, the light of Medina, began to arrive along the border, and a third division was moving southward. [fn 29]
The dispute between Iraq and the Kuwait were already known, and the Anglo-Americans had done its utmost to exacerbate their. Iraq defended Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the other countries of the cooperation Council of the Gulf against the fanatical legions of Khomeini during the Iran-Iraq war. From Iraq victorious conflict, but a burden of $65 billion in foreign debt. Iraq demanded the debt relief from wealthy Arabs from the Gulf, which had not lifted a finger in their own defence. As for Kuwait, he had been a British puppet since 1899 Government. Both the Kuwait and United Arab Emirates have each recognized to be exceeded their OPEC production quota by approximately 500 000 barrels per day. This was part of a strategy to maintain the artificially low oil prices; the low price was a boon for the dollar and the American banking system, and it also prevented Iraq to obtain the necessary funds for its post-war demobilization and reconstruction. The Kuwait was also known to be stealing oil by excessive pumping the oilfield of Rumailia, which was located along the Iraq border and the Kuwait. So the border through the Rumaila oil field was an Apple of discord between Iraq and Kuwait, as the ownership of the islands of Bubiyan and Warba, which controlled access to um main port in Iraq, Qasr and base Naval as long as the Shatt al-Arab has been challenged with the Iran. It later became known that the Emir of Kuwait was preparing new measures of economic war against Iraq, including the printing of the masses of false Iraqi currency notes which he was preparing to make the dumping on the market to produce a crisis of hyper-inflation in Iraq. Many of these themes have been developed by Saddam Hussein in a speech July 17, in which he accused the the Kuwait Emir of participation in a Zionist conspiracy American to keep the depressed oil prices.
The Emir of Kuwait, Jaber el Sheba, was a widely hated among Arabs and Muslims. It was sybarites degenerate, fabulously rich, a complete parasite and nepotist, keeper of a harem and owner of slaves slaves, especially black, home use, in his palace. The Saba family ran the Kuwait as the planting of their clan, and Saba officials were notoriously cruel and stupid. Iraq, on the other hand, was a modern secular State with high rates of economic growth and had one of the highest standards of living and the rate of literacy in the Arab world. The status of women was one of the most advanced in the region, and religious freedom has been extended to all the churches.
Anglo-American strategy was therefore to use measures of economic warfare, including embargoes on key technologies, to support Saddam Hussein in a corner. When the position of the Iraq was considered to be sufficiently desperate, secret followers of the Anglo-American offered encouragement of Saddam Hussein from attacking Kuwait, with secret ensures that no there is no Anglo-American reaction. Credible in the Middle East reports indicate that Saddam Hussein has been said before he took the Kuwait that London and Washington would not go to war against him. Saddam Hussein received additional insurance through December and January 1991, that would not be in the military potential being assembled in his forehead against him, but he would occupy only permanently Saudi Arabia. It is clear that, to be credible on the part of the Iraqi leadership, these assurances should come from known persons to exercise great power and influence in London and Washington – people, we have to say, in the same league with Henry Kissinger. One of the main suspects who fill the Bill are Tiny Rowland, a guardian of the property of the British Royal family and administrator of interest post colonial and neo-colonial British in Africa and elsewhere. Tiny Rowland was in Iraq in July, shortly before the Iraqi army made their move.
It is important to note that all aspects of the public conduct of the Bush plan until after the Iraqi invasion of the Kuwait became a fait accompli was perfectly consistent with the assurances Saddam Hussein received, namely that no there is no U.S. military reprisals against the Iraq of having taken the Kuwait.
The British authors so admired by Bush are masters of the plot of the invitatio ad offerendum, gourmets of another power in the war. Invitatio ad offerendum in effect means « let’s you and him deliver. ». It is well known that U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, a close associate of Averell Harriman, had in January 1950 officially and formally expressed, Korea of the South outside the zone of American protection, provide encouragement Sung to begin the war of Korea. It is said that the North Korean attack on South Korea in 1950 was also secretly encouraged by the British. Later, the British secretly encouraged Chinese intervention in the same war. Entering Argentina from the Falkland Islands in 1982 was obviously preceded by demonstrations of lethargic uninterested in the plight of these islands by the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Carrington. Attack by Saddam Hussein against the Iran in 1980 was encouraged by the assurances U.S. and British as the Government in Tehran collapsed and incapable of resistance.
As we have seen, the Pentagon was aware of Iraqi troops, massing on the border with Kuwait in relation to the 16 and 17 July. These troops, concentrations have been announced in the United States press on only on 24 July, when the Washington Post reported that « the Iraq pushed near 30 000 elite soldiers army on its border with the Kuwait and the Bush administration, put warships Americans in the Persian Gulf on alert as a dispute between the two nations of the Gulf oil production quotas has intensified U.S. officials and Arab diplomats said yesterday. The Iraqis have invited a group of Western military to travel by road from Kuwait City to Baghdad, during which Western officers counted approximately 2 000 to 3 000 vehicles South with a further strengthening of the two divisions of the Republican Guard attached. [fn 30]
If the Kuwait had been so vital to the security of the United States and the West, then it is clear that at any time between July 17 and August 1 – and that is to say for a period of almost two weeks – Bush could have issued a warning to Iraq to stay out of the Kuwait, it backs up with some threats to glaze the blood and seriously well-known military demonstrations. Instead, Bush has maintained a public silence on the situation investigated and authorized its Ambassador to convey a message to Saddam Hussein that was quite misleading, but entirely consistent with the hypothesis of a British plan to sucker Saddam in the war.
July 24, news releases from the White House, State Department and the Pentagon have been balanced between the « moderates » in favour Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabia on the one hand and the encouragement of a regulation peaceful mediated by the Arabs. Margaret Tutwiler to the State Department emphasized that the United States had no commitment to defend the Kuwait:
We do not have a Treaty of defence with Kuwait, and there are no special defence or security to the Kuwait commitments. We are also strongly committed to supporting self-defense individual and collective of our friends in the Gulf, with which we have long-standing and deep links.
An anonymous U.S. military official quoted by the Washington Post adds that if the Iraq seized a small amount of Kuwaiti territory as a way to get leverage trading at OPEC, « in the United States probably would not challenge directly the move, but would join with all Arab Governments to denounce and put pressure on Iraq to back down. » Two KC – 135 tankers are preparing to carry out the filling of exercises with the United Arab Emirates Air Force, it has been announced, and the six ships of us Joint Task Force Middle East based in the Persian Gulf were deployed Monday 23 July « communication support » for this air exercise, according to the Pentagon. Two of these American ships were in the North of the Gulf, near the coasts of Iraq and the Kuwait. [fn 31] But there was nothing of this blood-curdling, and personal silence of Bush has been the most eloquent of all. In addition, the Bush administration has been lobbying in Congress, this week in opposition to a new round of trade sanctions by the Congress against the Iraq. Iraqi capabilities take the Kuwait were now in place, and the Bush regime has not responded.
On 25 July, the United States Ambassador April Glaspie met with Saddam Hussein and conveyed a misleading message on the advice of the United States of the crisis. Glaspie Saddam Hussein assured that it was acting on the instructions direct from Bush and then delivered his famous line: « We have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflict, as your disagreement from the Kuwait border. » Everything indicates that it was in fact the instructions which had been given directly by the agent provocateur Chief at the White House, Bush. « I have direct instructions, by the President to seek to improve relations with the Iraq, » Glaspie told Saddam. According to the Iraqi transcript of this meeting, Glaspie noted that it was always the American position: « I was at the American Embassy in Kuwait during the end of the 1960s. The statement that we had during this period was that we must express no opinion on this issue and the issue is not associated with America. » [fn 32] Saddam Hussein illustrated the Iraq economic grievances and are in need of economic assistance for post-war reconstruction, points for which Ms. Glaspie expressed full us official understanding. Shortly after, the left Kuwait April Glaspie to take his summer vacation, another sign of the Government of the United States developed disinterest in the Iraq-Kuwait crisis.
According to the Washington Post July 26, Saddam Hussein has used the meeting with Glaspie send Bush a message that ‘ ‘ ‘nothing will happen’ on the military front while this weekend mediation efforts are underway. « » The mediation referred to in an effort by Egyptian President Mubarak and the Saudi Government to organize direct talks between Iraq and Kuwait, which have been tentatively scheduled for the weekend of July 28-29 in Jeddah. This weekend, Bush was still absolutely nothing to say about the Gulf crisis. He refused to comment on what Thurgood Marshall had said about him and his man Souter: I have a lot of respect for the separation of powers and the supreme court, »was the response of Bush to reporters. (Attorney general Thornburgh said he was « saddened » by the comment by Marshall).
According to the Washington Post of July 30, the Saudi Government announced July 29 that the talks of Iraq and Kuwait, which had been postponed, will take place in Jeddah, from Tuesday, July 31. The Kuwaiti delegation suddenly came out of those talks, a demagogic obviously calculated gesture for the incense Iraqi leaders. On the morning of July 31, the Washington Post reported that the build-up of Iraqi troops had now reached 100 000 men between Basra and the Kuwaiti border. The Penatagon spokesman Pete Williams has been used to comment on this story, he replied:
I’ve seen reports on troops there, but we never discussed numbers or made any comment on this. I think that the State Department has some language they use everything is obviously concerned by any buildup of forces in the region and can pass as it is passed by here, what are our interests in the Gulf, but we never really had numbers like that or given this kind of information on. [fn 33]
Even the escalation of the accumulation of Iraqi troops did not affect the official US posture of blase’ indifference to the crisis. It was a deliberate and studied deception operation, what the Russians call maskirovka.
Bush must have known about the additional Iraqi troops at least 36 hours earlier, through the Embassy and satellite reports photos. But Bush remained silent as a tomb. Bush had ample this day to say a few words about the Gulf. He met with the GOP Congressional leadership for more than an hour on the morning of July 31, and according to the participants, told them that he was « embarrassed » at the pace of the discussions on the budget, which has remained deadlocked. At this time, that the White House had received intelligence reports that an invasion of the Iraq seem most likely, and some officials have been cited in the New York Times the next day as having « expressed the growing concern that hostilities might break out… » But Bush said nothing, did nothing.
Then, in the afternoon, Bush has reluctantly been a Latvian delegation headed by Ivars Godmanis. The Latvian request for an audience was in a first time was abruptly rejected by the White House, but then joined the Sub pressure from some influential senators. Godmanis wanted recognition and assistance, but Bush made no commitments and merely ask several « very accurate questions. »
On Wednesday, August 1, Bush was probably not amused by a New York Times account indicating that one of his former top White House aides, Robert L. Thompson, had abused his right of access to government information in order to help its clients make advantageous offers for themselves in the purchase of the S & l. In the evening, around 21:00, began arriving in Washington that Iraqi forces had crossed the border to Kuwait in large numbers. From the moment that the crisis had emerged on 16 and 17 July, until the time of the invasion, Bush had maintained an attitude of nonchalant silence. But now things began to happen very quickly. Scowcroft and Bush have drafted a statement which was published by 23:20. It strongly condemned the Iraq invasion and demanded « the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all Iraqi forces. The New York Times of August 2, in the reports of the Iraq invasion, has registered the posture of surface of the Bush regime:
Despite his efforts to deter an attack on Kuwait, the Bush has never specifically told the United States how if the Iraq launched a small-scale or an attack on a large scale on the Kuwait. The vagueness of the U.S. statements, which avoided any explicit promise to help the Kuwait, disturbed some Kuwaiti officials, who hoped a statement more closes U.S. intentions that could be supported by a greater demonstration of military force.
Thursday, Bush was scheduled to fly to Aspen in Colorado for a meeting with Margaret Thatcher, a character whose Bush was in awe. Thatcher, whose build-up had included a little help from Bush by sweeping Government labour according to the designs of Lord Victor Rothschild, has been in power for 11 years and had secured its place in the Pantheon of the Anglo-Saxon worthies. This Mummy parched of British imperialism had been invited to Aspen, Colorado, to hold forth on the future of the West, and Bush should meet with him there. At 05:00, Bush was awakened by Scowcroft, who had brought orders to freeze all Iraqi goods and Kuwaitis in the United States. At 08:00, the National Security Council gathered in the Cabinet. At the opening of this session, there was a meeting of photos of Bush left turn off line of the preliminary inquiry on the Iraq and the Kuwait. Bush told the journalists:
We are not talking intervention.
Q: you do not contemplate any intervention or send troops?
Bush: I’m not contemplating this action, and I have, yet again, not debate this question if I was.
According to published accounts, the meeting that followed the perspective of one who has obtained an increase of Bush was the alleged Iraqi threat in Saudi Arabia. This, as we shall see, was one of the main arguments used by Thatcher later in the day to goad Bush to irreversible commitment to the deployment of massive troops and the war. Profile of reactions of Bush on this score could easily communicated to Thatcher by Scowcroft or by other participants in the meeting of 08:00. Scowcroft was also the first hawk, furious that « we do not have the possibility to appear not be acting. » [fn 34] However, the meeting ended without any firm decision take additional measures beyond the already determined assets freeze and can therefore be classified as inconclusive. During the flight of Bush in Aspen, Colorado, Bush got on the phone with several leaders of the Middle East, which said, had led ahead of the American intervention and allow sufficient time for an « Arab solution.
Meetings of Bush with Thatcher in Aspen on Thursday, August 2 and white Monday, August 6 at home are the most crucial in the understanding of the way in which the Anglo-American collusion to trigger the Gulf war. Before meeting the Thatcher, Bush was clearly in a State of agitated and troubled mind, but he had no bedrock commitment to act in the Gulf crisis. After sessions with Thatcher, Bush was quickly transformed into a delusional, Monomaniacal warmonger and hawk. The transition has been accompanied by an accent marked psychological disturbances throughout the Bush, with a much greater tendency to episodes of rage.
The impact of poplar of Bush meeting with Thatcher was to brainwash Bush towards a greater psychological disintegration and a greater flexibility and suggestibility about plans imperial London. We can assume that the « Iron Lady » was armed with a psychological profile of the Tavistock Institute Bush, possibly centering on the feelings of young George of failure when denied love cold sound, requiring the mother Anglo-Saxon sports. Perhaps Thatcher underlying psychological in this gameplan (and previous) meetings with Bush was to place herself along the line of emotional cathexis partners in the psyche of Bush to the internalized his mother Dorothy image, especially in his capacity as demanding and domineering of the éminence grise of the classification Committee. George had to do something to save the embattled English-speaking peoples, Thatcher pourrait suggested. Otherwise, it might be drops the side the way he had always feared he would lose his maternal love. But to do something for the Anglo-Saxons in their hour of need, George must be selfless and dedicated and not think of itself, just as the mother Dorothy had always required: he would have to risk his political career by deploying U.S. forces in overwhelming strength in the Gulf. It could have been the underlying emotional content of the argument of Thatcher.
On a plan more explicit, Thatcher also possessed an array of compelling arguments. Back in 1982, could have recalled, she had dropped in the polls and was downgrading to a second term following its dismal economic performance. But then the Argentines seized the Malvinas, and it, Thatcher, acting contrary to his entire cabinet and much of the British public, had sent the fleet in bet desperate of the Falklands war. The British had reconquered the Islands, and the wave resulting from the chauvinism of chauvinism and racist had allowed Thatcher to consolidate his regime up to our days. Thatcher was aware of the « no new tax » controversy and the case of Neil Bush, but all this would be quickly suppressed and forgotten once the regiments began to walk out before Saudi Arabia. For Bush, it was a convincing package.
As far as Saddam Hussein was concerned, argument of Thatcher is known to have been built around the ominous warning, « it won’t stop! His message was that MI-6 and the rest of the legendary British Intelligence Unit concluded that the objective of Saddam Hussein would be an immediate military invasion and occupation of the vast Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with its sensitive Muslim holy places its trackless deserts and its bellicose Bedouins. Since Thatcher was familiar with racist contempt for Bush to Arabs and other peoples to dark skin, which it shares with insistence, she would also have laid great stress on the figure of Saddam Hussein and the threat it represented the Anglo-Saxon interests. The profile of Tavistock would have included threatened how Bush has estimated in its psycho-sexual impotence by difficult as clients Saddam, which nobody has ever described as of little Lord Fauntleroy.
In this moment in the crisis of the Gulf, the estimate of only competent politico-military Iraqi intentions was that Saddam Hussein had no intention to go beyond Kuwait, a territory to which Baghdad had a claim of long date, arguing that the British Empire had illegally established its protectorate secret on the southern part of the province of Basra of the Ottoman Empire in 1899. This estimate that the Iraq had no desire to become embroiled with Saudi Arabia was repeated during the first week of the crisis by qualified experts as a former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Aikens and the prominent military commander French general Lacaze. Even the general Schwarzkopf but it is highly unlikely that Saddam would move against Saudi Arabia.
In his public speech in Aspen, Thatcher began the new phase in the racist demonization of Saddam Hussein by calling its actions « intolerable » in a manner that Syrian and Israeli occupations of land from other countries were apparently not. It stated that ‘a will collective and effective of the nations belonging to the UN’ would be necessary to deal with the crisis. Traveling Entourage of Thatcher of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had are equipped by a strategy to press for mandatory economic sanctions and possible mandatory military action against Iraq under the provisions of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. Soon, Bush entourage had picked up as this new fad.
Bush had significantly changed its tune. It had suddenly and publicly redeemed its military options. Asked about his response, he stated:
Not all options are excluded in but we will not excluded any options.
Bush also revealed that he had told the Arab leaders with whom he had been in contact during the morning that the Gulf crisis « had gone beyond just a regional conflict due to naked aggression that violates the Charter of the United Nations. » These formulas are I.D. format Thatcher-speak. Bush condemned Saddam for « unacceptable behaviour », new line of parrotting Thatcher. Bush was now « very concerned » for the safety of the other smaller Gulf States. Bush also refers to the issue of the hostages, said that threats to American citizens « would affect the United States in a very dramatic way because I discovered a fundamental responsibility of my Presidency [as] to protect the Americans mentioned.» Bush said that he had spoken with Thatcher British proposals aimed to press for « collective efforts » by members of the United Nations against the Iraq. The Iraq invasion was a « totally unjustified act », Bush continued. It is now imperative that the « law of the international community together to ensure that Iraqi forces leave immediately the Kuwait. Bush revealed that he and his advisers were now examing the « next steps » at the end of the crisis. Bush said he was « somewhat encouraged » by her conversations with the Egypt president Hosni Mubarak, King Hussein of Jordan and Gen. Ali Abdallah Salib from the Yemen.
There is every reason to believe that this Bush decision to launch the American military intervention and the war was taken to Aspen, under the hypnotic influence of Thatcher. Any residual reluctance displayed in the secret councils was simply concealment to prevent its staff to oppose this decision. Take a strategic decision to such implications collossal on the basis of a psycho-manipulation of Thatcher screed suggests that Bush hyperthyroidism was already in service; the hyperthyroid patient notoriously tends to resolve complex alternatives and solutions major with quick, snap decisions. Several published accounts have sought to argue that the decision of the intervention on a large scale did not come until Saturday at Camp David, but these accounts belong to school ‘red Studebaker’ concealment. The truth is that Bush entered the war as a tail racist on the British imperial wing, encouraged by the cabal of Kissinger which pervaded and dominated by his administration. As the Daily Telegraph London gloated, Mrs Thatcher had « stiffened determination [Bush] ». « »
Bush was spending the night in Aspen, but now, he left immediately for Washington. Later, the White House said that Bush was on the phone with the King Saudi Fahd, who had accepted that the Iraq invasion was « absolutely unacceptable ». [fn 35] On the trip back and through the evening, the operative Kissingerian Scowcroft continued to pressure for a military intervention, minimize the difficulties that had been citing of other avdisers. Given the long-standing relationship of Kissinger in London and the Foreign Office, it’s no surprise that Scowcroft was entirely on the London line.
Before the day was out, the orders started flooding out of the Oval Office. The President had all these diplomatic pieces in his head. The part of the United Nations. The piece of NATO. The piece of the Middle East. It is meticulous, methodical and personal, « according to an official. [fn 36]
The next morning was Friday, August 3, and at the White House, Bush drew another NSC meeting. Media authoring as the New York Times were full of accounts of how Iraq was massing allegedly troops along the southern border of Kuwait, about to pounce on Saudi Arabia. Scowcroft, with the approval of Bush, clubbed the doubters in a discussion of the options of the war. Bush ordered the CIA to develop a plan to overthrow or assassinate him Saddam Hussein and said Cheney, Powell and Gen. Schwarzkopf to prepare military options for the next day. Bush opened the door to the war slowly, to keep all his civilian advisers and military personnel on board. Later on Friday, Prince Bandar, the Saudi Ambassador to Washington, met with Bush. According to one version, Bush pledged his word of honour at Bandar that he « would see it thanks to you. » Bandar was largely the reputation of working for the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies. There were also reports that he had Ethiopian servants in the Saudi Embassy in Washington, near the Kennedy Center, who were slaves of moveable property as defined by the United Nations.
Time in the afternoon to walk to his helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House for a short flight to the retreat of Camp David in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, Bush stopped at the microphones that have been implemented there, a procedure that has become a habit during the Gulf crisis. There was something of those times and were entering and leaving the White House, which has increased the mental instability of Bush; the rituals of departure and arrival would often times of some of its worst public temper tantrums. At this stage the Bush was himself Hindu upwards towards the adjustment that he acted his return Sunday afternoon. But there was no doubt that bellicose Bush was rising at the time. With the Kuwait under occupation, he said, « the status quo is unacceptable and another expansion » of the Iraq « would be even more unacceptable. » This already pointed formulation one advances to the Kuwait. He also stressed Arabia Saud: « If they ask for specific help – it depends obviously on what it is – I’d be inclined to help in any way we can. » [fn 37]
On Saturday morning, August 4, Bush met with his entourage to Camp David, present Quayle, Cheney, Sununu, William Webster, Wolfowitz, Baker, Scowcroft, Powell, Schwarzkopf, Fitzwater and Richard Haas of the NSC staff. Military advisers, especially Colin Powell, seem to have attracted the attention of Bush to the many problems associated with military intervention. According to one version, Gen. Schwarzkopf estimated that it would take 17 weeks to move a defensive and deterrent 250 000 soldiers force in the region and between 8 and 12 months to assemble a ground force capable to drive the Iraqi army out of the Kuwait. For the duration of the crisis, the army would remain the most reluctant, then as the Air Force, including Scowcroft, would be the most eager to open hostilities. Bush felt that he should insist on the defense of Saudi Arabia to keep all its bureaucratic players on board and gather enough public support to carry out the first phase of the accumulation. Then, maybe three months later, preferably after the November elections, it could reveal the offensive full accumulation that would carry him in the Iraq war. « This is why our defence of Saudi Arabia must be our priority, » Bush is reported to have said during this meeting. This remark was calculated to meet the views of general Powell, who thought primarily in these defensive terms. [fn 38] When the NSC large dispersed meeting, Bush met with a smaller group, including Sununu, Baker, Scowcroft, Quayle, Cheney, Powell and Webster. This session was dominated by the fear that the Saudi monarchy, which should be enforced in accordance with the plans for a U.S. military buildup on its territory, would prefer a compromise negotiated among the Arabs to Anglo-Saxon war hysteria. The Saudis were not all as ardent as the American agent Prince Bandar; the presence of large contingents of troops on the ground of infidel, including Jews and women, would create such friction with Saudi society as insoluble political problem. There were large racist vituperation of the Arabs in general: they could not be trusted, they were easy to blackmail. This meeting resulted in a decision that Bush called Saudi King Fahd and asks that he accepts a large contingent force ground US in addition to the aircraft.
As Bush feared, Fahd was inclined to reject the United States ground forces. There was a report that the Iraq had announced that his forces would leave Kuwait Sunday, and Fahd wanted to see if this happened. Fahd had not yet conquered in the doctrine of the war at any price. Through a plot of Prince Bandar, who knew that these difficulties may arise, was persuaded King Fahd to receive an American team ‘of information’ to illustrate the threat to him and demand that he approve the accumulation of US on its territory. Fahd thought that whatever he received were a few information officers. But Bush saw this as a corner for the greatest things. « I want to do this. I want to do big time, « Bush said Scowcroft. [fn 39] Now, Bush had launched in its « short » mode, calling heads of State and Government one after another, organizing an economic embargo and military confrontation with the Iraq. An important call was Sheikh Jabir al Ahmed al Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait degenerate, representative of a family that had been active British since 1899 and business partners of Bush since the time of Zapata Offshore in the end of the 1950s. Other calls went to Turgut Oezal, Turkey, which Bush pressed to cut the use by Iraq of oil pipelines across its territory. Another call went to the Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney, who was also in deep domestic political difficulty, and who was inclined to join the Anglo-Saxon mobilization. During Saturday, the White House officials began to spread a story of deception that Bush had been « surprised by the invasion this week and largely ill-prepared to respond quickly, » the next day’s New York Times has alleged.
At 08:00 on Sunday morning, there was another meeting of the CNS at Camp David with Bush, Baker, Cheney, Scowcroft, Powell and various aid. This time the speech was almost exclusively devoted to military options. Bush appointed Cheney to the Saudi mission and Cheney left Washington for Saudi Arabia, in the middle of the afternoon of Sunday.
Bush now in a helicopter for the flight to Camp David on the White House South Lawn. So far, Bush is firmly committed to the war in his own mind and acted on that decision in his secret councils of the regime, but he had carefully avoided this decision clearly in public. Now, we are approaching the moment when he would. We must consider George Bush State of mind as he boarded his helicopter for Camp David to Washington on this early August Sunday afternoon. According to one published account, Bush was « mood that describe the White House officials variously as crazy gruff, irritable, and, to use a favorite bit of Bush-speak, spleen-ventilation. This observer, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, likened casual style or soporific crisis of Reagan with hyperkinesia of Bush: Reagan, recalls it, « slept peacefully » during the fighting, U.S. and Libyan aircraft on the Mediterranean, but « Mr Bush, on the other hand, becomes even more of a Dervish » in such moments. According to Ms. Dowd, « at the moment the President is home of Camp David Sunday afternoon, he felt frustrated and irritable. He was worried that the situation in the Kuwait was deteriorating, and intelligence reports showed him that Iraqis began to mass at the border of the Kuwait and Saudi. He was also disappointed by the international response. « [fn 40] then that Bush was approaching Washington, Bush called his Press Secretary, Marlin Fitzwater, asking him his opinion on the opportunity to take a break from the microphones on the South Lawn before entering the White House. Fitzwater appears to have supported the idea.
According to Ms. Dowd, an eyewitness, Bush was « visibly angry » when he boarded his helicopter. As Bush walked to the microphones, he was taken by Richard Haas of the NSC staff who broke a cable in the hands of Bush. Bush read the cable, renfrognée. However ugly its mood was until he had seen the memo, he sent him in apoplectic anger of reading. According to White House officials, this cable contained information on the dimensions of the accumulation of Iraqi troops and indicated that Iraqi troops were moving South to the Saudi border and not to leave the Kuwait. [fn 41] According to Ms. Dowd, was the secret memo that « seemed to arouse irritation of the President in his press conference. In all cases, Bush has now launched in a violent rant that has left no doubt that, as it was considered, the desired result was now war.
In the opening statement by Bush, it summarizes the result of frantic pursuit « composition of speed »: Kaifu, Mulroney, Mitterrand, Kohl, Oezal, Thatcher, the Kuwait Emir had been reached. The alleged result:
What emerges is a person is – seems to be appearing as willing to accept what that it is less than the total withdrawal from Iraq, Kuwait, Iraqi forces and no puppet regime. We have been down this road, and there will no puppet regime which will be accepted by any country I know. And it appears to be a UF out there who said Iraq, who committed a brutal, naked aggression, had to get out and that – this concept of their installation a few puppets, leaving behind will be not acceptable. So, let’s move forward on diplomacy. We got – tomorrow I will meet here in Washington with the Secretary-General of the United Nations – I mean, the Secretary general of NATO – and Margaret Thatcher will come here tomorrow, and I will continue this diplomatic effort.
What is the situation on the ground? Iraq had released?
Iraq has lied once more. They said that they were going to start out today and we have no evidence that they are outgoing.
A question on the embassies in Kuwait City launches Bush in his furious, punctuated by histrionics, threatening crescendo:
I’m not trying to characterize threats. The threat is the brutal aggression against the Kuwait. And that speaks for itself. And anything that is indirectly is just more indication that they are outlaws – out of international law and the defiant. And I want to see the passage of the United Nations soon with Chapter 7 sanctions. And I want to see the rest of the world joining us, be they in overwhelming numbers, isoltate of Saddam Hussein.
When asked how a puppet regime could be avoided, Bush snapped, ‘just wait. Watch and learn. » Since he had done so many calls, attempting through to Saddam Hussein? ‘No. No, I did not. « The policy of refusing to negotiate with the Iraq would be maintained until the end of the war. What King Hussein of Jordan, who was known to try mediation? « I spoke to him once and that’s all, » hissed Bush. « But he embraced Saddam Hussein. He went to Baghdad and kissed-« told a questioner. « What is your question? I can read, « raged Bush. Bush was disappointed with King Hussein?
I want to see the Arab States to join the rest of the world in condemning this outrage and to do what they can to remove Saddam Hussein. Now. He was talking about – King Hussein – an Arab solution, but I am disappointed to see any comment by anyone who apologizes or seems to condone what took place.
Bush said a few seconds later that it there was no possibility of an Arab solution:
Well. A leader told me that I respect greatly: I think it was back on Friday – they needed 48 hours to find what was called an Arab solution. That has clearly failed. And of course I am disappointed that the issue has not been resolved before now. This is a very serious matter. I’ll take one more and then I have to go to work here.
The last question was about possible measures to protect American citizens, an issue the administration has wanted to minimize at the beginning and play until later. Bush concluded:
I won’t discuss what we do in terms of movement of forces, anything of this nature. But I discovered seriously, not only that, but no threat to other countries, so I think very seriously our determination to reverse this aggression. And believe me, there are lots of countries that are in total agreement with what I have just said. And I commend them. They are allies and ardent friends. And we’ll work with them all for collective action. This will not stand. It will not defend this aggression against the Kuwait. I have to go. I have to go to work. I have to go to work. [fn 42]
This was the beginning of the war psychosis, and there is no doubt that the first war psychotic Bush himself.
A number of aspects of this emphasis is performance. The confusion of Manfred Woerner with Perez de Cuellar, will be the first of a number of these gaffes committed by Bush in the coming days. « Naked aggression » is once more at end of Thatcher. Thatcher is mentioned two times in a manner that suggests that Bush was on the phone with her leaving the Aspen again. Indeed, the codeword « ardent » towards the end, which, for Bush, can be associated with the British, implies that the entire episode of Bush has been coordinated with Thatcher in advance. In regard to Saddam Hussein, in addition to the direct contact that has never been attempted here we have the start of a cascade of verbal assaults that would continue throughout the buildup and the war. According to many observers, these free insults aimed at a compromise through of negotiations impossible slanders casting on the honour of Saddam Hussein. This may have reflected the Arabists of the known type tips for living the British Foreign Office. Responses from Bush on King Hussein of Jordan were very bad omen for the Hashemite monarch, and left no doubt that Bush considered any peaceful solution sponsored by Arabic as an unfriendly act. Indeed, Bush here declared dead the Arab solution. No big sabotage the efforts of peace in the region could not be imagined. Constraint of Bush on the Kuwait indicates that his future its deployment of troops as presentation at the service of the defence of Saudi Arabia was disinformation, and that the American occupation of Kuwait was his goal all along. Finally, the combination of the manic tone, the confusion of the two Secretaries-General and the obsession: « I go to work » repeated three times at the end combine to suggest a State of psychological upheaval, with thyroid probably contribute to flying forward. But, for the positive side of the ledger of Bush, note that it has no questions on new taxes or Neil Bush.
« Was Bush Sunday rant staged? », asked the Washington Post some days later. White House officials denied. « He did because he felt it, » said one. « It there was no prior intention to assume a posture just for the impact. » [fn 43] Dr. Josef Goebbels was famous for its ability to deliver a speech as if it were a spontaneous emotional explosion and more cynically examine it point by point and ploy by stratagem. There’s plenty of evidence that Bush did not have this degree of lucidity and internal critical distance.
Bush entered the White House for another meeting of the CNS. At this meeting, he ran already in advance that there would be a US military deployment important, even if it had never formally deliberated by the NSC. He had been a soloist by Bush decision. There are now only the formality of Saudi royal assent.
Monday at the White House was dominated by the presence of Margaret Thatcher to his most ardent. Theme of Thatcher was now that the application of economic sanctions voted by the United Nations would require a naval blockade, in which Anglo-Saxon combined fleets would play the leading role. First priority of Thatcher was that sanctions should be implemented. But if Washington and London were to conclude that a naval blockade were necessary for this purpose, she continued, « you’d have to consider such an approach. » Thatcher carried on his rhetoric Churchillian best to announce that Britain already had a warship stationed in the Persian Gulf and that two frigates in addition, Mombassa and of Malaysia, went. « These sanctions must be enforceable, » raved Thatcher, who had never accepted the economic sanctions against South Africa. ‘I do remember a time when we had the world so strongly together against an action as today’.
Bush immediately took cue of Thatcher: « we need to discuss implementation of these sanctions, excluding anything. These sanctions must be applied. I think the will of the nations around the world – not only NATO countries – and not only the European Community, not a single corner of the world – the will of the nations in the world will be to apply these sanctions. We’ll leave the details of how us to implement in the future, but we’ll start working on it immediately. This is how we take to encourage others to do so and what we should do. « [fn 44] in the middle of these procedures, Secretary general of the NATO Manfred Woerner is presented and tried to be loyal, but he couldn’t come close to Thatcher. All of a sudden, the British were at the centre of things again, the most important country, all on the strengths of chips they were deploying. With Thatcher, Bush had the leaf of vine of an instant international coalition to use as a bludgeon against domestic critics.
Breast-beating on the application of the sanctions reported that the Anglo-Americans are made in a diplomatic offensive against countries such as Germany, the Japan, and many in the third world which could have assumed a neutral or pacifist position in the crisis. Baker was traveling in Siberia with Shevardnadze when Iraq had entered Kuwait and Soviet condemnation of the Iraq was immediate. Many countries, especially in the third world, has now found that with the Soviets, closing of ranks with the Anglo-Americans, the room for manoeuvre which they enjoyed during the cold war was now totally disappeared. Countries such as Jordan, Sudan, Yemen and the PLO and others who have expressed understanding for Iraqi reasons went to the top of the Anglo-American results list. Bush has assumed the role of top COP himself, with brio: according to Fitzwater, « mode of composition of speed » had produced 20 calls to 12 heads of different State on a little more than three days.
When Cheney arrived in Saudi Arabia, the essence of his mission was to convey to King Fahd and his escort that the first elements of the 82nd Airborne Division could arise in an hour or two and that the Saudi monarchy would do well to accept. Indeed, Cheney was there to tell the Saudis that they were a country occupied, and that the United States requires the physical possession of most of the Arabian peninsula, with all its fabulous riches oil. Have King Fahd you thought to protest against the arrogance of an ultimatum to Cheney? If he did, he had only to think of the fate of his predecessor, King Feisal, who was assassinated by the CIA in 1975. At the moment where King Fahd acquiesced, the first American units were already on the ground. Cheney went through the charade of Bush calling to tell him that sending an American quota for the defence of Saudi Arabia had been approved by her Majesty, then officially request permission from Bush for the transfer of troops. « You got it. Go, « Bush is supposed to have replied. » Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, all members of the Gulf cooperation Council will soon be submitted to the same process of military occupation.
The American expeditionary force in Saudi Arabia became widely known in Washington Tuesday, August 7, as the White House officials hastened to share the news with journalists. Bush personally wanted to stay out of the spotlight. During a Cabinet meeting, Bush told his advisers that his regime had warned the Government of Saudi Arabia that the threat posed by the Iraqi military to Saudi Arabia was also a threat to the national security of the United States. According to Fitzwater, Saddam Hussein met the American charge d’affaires in Baghdad, Joseph Wilson, telling him that « ‘ he had no intend to leave the Kuwait and intend to stay and stating that it as his own. » »
Wednesday morning, Bush gave a televised address to the American people from the Oval Office. It was still a format that he did not like much, since it makes look awkward. Bush smiled incongruous while he read his prepared text. He told the public that the deployment of its troops was « to take defensive positions in Saudi Arabia. » These American forces « would work as well as those of Saudi Arabia and other nations to preserve the integrity of Saudi Arabia and to deter further Iraqi aggression. » He inaugurated the Anglo-American big lie that the Iraqi actions were « without provocation, » What readers of the newspapers knew does not to be true. He also hit the history that the Iraq possessed « : the fourth largest army in the world, » a wild exaggeration that was repeated several times. « The »new Hitler »theme prevailed already: »appeasement does not work, »Bush said. » As was the case in the 1930s, we see Saddam Hussein an aggressive dictator threatening its neighbours… His promises don’t mean anything. » Bush summarized the objectives of its policy as follows:
First, we seek the immediate, unconditional and complete withdrawal of all Iraqi forces to the Kuwait. Secondly, the legitimate Government of the Kuwait must be restored to replace the puppet regime. And thirdly, my administration, as was the case with all Chairmen of President Roosevelt to President Reagan, is committed to the security and stability of the Persian Gulf. And fourthly, I am determined to protect the lives of American citizens abroad. [fn 45]
None of this seems to include an offensive military action. Bush attempted to place emphasis on this false impression in his press conference later in the afternoon. It was during this appearance that the extent of the mental disintegration of Bush and the psychic dissociation became more evident. But first, Bush wanted to underline its « defensive »: cover story
Well, as you know, what I said, they are there in a defensive mode right now, and that is why, it is not the mission to drive the Iraqis out of the Kuwait. We have economic sanctions which I hope will be effective to this end.
The goal, he said, was the « defence of the Saudis. « We are not in a war, » said Bush. After several exchanges, asked him what was tipped his hand in deciding to send troops and warplanes in Saudi Arabia? If this had been a polygraph, needles would be lifted immediately, since it went to the collusion of Bush with long Thatcher before any announcement was made. Bush replied:
It there was no one thing that I can think of. But when King Fahd asked to support, we have been quick to react. But I can’t think a single specific thing. If there was one, it would be perhaps the Saudis moving south when they said that they were withdrawing…
The press corps hardly stirred and you could hear one or two voices calling Bush « Iraqis… the Iraqis » there were acute discomfort on the faces of Sununu and Fitzwater; It was the blunder of the classic cold war presidents who mistook the North Korea and South Korea, or East Germany and West Germany. With Bush was supposed to be international business; He went to Saudi Arabia and the Kuwait as government official and before that as a businessman. Therefore this gaffe is a disorder of the synapses. Bush realized what he had done and tried to retrieve:
I mean the Iraqis, thank you very much. It was a long night. The Iraqis down to the border of the Kuwait and Saudi, when in fact they gave their word that they are withdrawing. Which increased our concern.
Why is that it had been a long night for Bush? He had made all important decisions on movements of troops during the day on Tuesday. What had robbed him of his sleep between Tuesday and Wednesday? Those who have read this extreme will know that he was not aware. A little later, there was another sensitive issue, related to the mission of troops and the occupation of future possible to Saudi Arabia, bases of the post-war period and other: ‘ could you share with us the specific military objective of this mission? US troops will remain there until Saddam Hussein withdraws its troops from the Saudi border? » Bush, obviously in deep water, replied:
I can not answer because we have – we have a major goal with these troops, which is the defence of the Soviet Union, so I think that it is beyond a defense of Saudi Arabia. So I think that it is beyond the – I think this is beyond just the question of tanks along the border…
The defence of the Soviet Union! But Bush insisted: « I does not prepare for a long war mass in the Persian Gulf. » « My military goal is to see the that Saudi Arabia has defended. He felt he had been disappointed by his intelligence?
No, I don’t feel left aside by intelligence at all. When you plan a blitzkrieg attack that is launched at 02:00 in the morning, it is difficult to stop, especially when you have been given to the word of the people concerned that it will not be such an attack. And I believe that the intelligence community merit certain to pick up what was a substantial boycott – significant accumulation – and then report it to us. Then, when this information was relayed, properly, to the interested parties, the transfer is so fast that it was difficult for them to stop it. I can’t really blame our intelligence somehow their fault on this particular round.
Once more, the gaffe on the boycott/accumulation occurs at a time of maximum prevarication. Bush gibberish is dictated by its desire to say firstly that he knew the build-up of Iraqi troops nearly two weeks before the invasion, but on the other hand that the invasion came as a bolt from the blue. It there was no follow-up on this topic.
The final part of the Press Conference was devoted to the very important topic of UN sanctions weaved through the Security Council by the Anglo-American forces using their French, Soviet and Chinese partners. The sanctions are in itself an act of genocide against the Iraq and other affected populations in the region. Sanctions, maintained after the war had ceased with the pretext that Saddam Hussein was still in power, proved more durable that the war itself, and they can prove even more deadly. The debate of the Congress in January fought almost exclusively between the clamps of the Democratic Party, who wanted to « give sanctions more time to work » and the bombers of the Bush Administration and the Republican party that wanted to launch an air war. The two positions constitute high crimes against humanity. Bush wanted to argue for the inviolability of these sanctions, but he did so as to emphasize the monstrous and hypocritical double standard that has been applied in Iraq:
… And this is what has been so important to this topic coordinated the efforts of the United Nations, unprecedented, you might say, or certainly not enacted since – what, there are 23 years? 23 years ago. So I do not think that we can see clearly in this direction.
What Bush has in mind here, but do not name mention, were the UN sanctions against the racist regime of Ian Smith in Rhodesia. Bush was perhaps reluctant to mention the Rhodesian sanctions because the United States officially violated sanctions by an act of Congress, and Ambassador to the United Nations George Bush as we have seen, was one of the main international apologists for U.S. policy to import strategic raw materials of Rhodesia because supposedly pre-eminent American national interest. The final response of Bush shows that he was fully aware that economic sanctions, designed by the State Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs would mean genocide against Iraqi children because they contained a ban on food imports unprecedented:
Well, I do not know what they need us to feed, but I know that this embargo, to succeed, has received include everything. And if there is – you know, if there is a humanitarian concern, pockets of starving children, or something of this nature, that why, I’d take a look. But other than this embargo will be all-encompassing and include food, and I do not know what Iraq needs now to feed. In general, under normal circumstances, we feel that the food could be separated-you know, grain, wheat, could be separated from the other economic sanctions. But it is global and the language is quite clear in the resolutions of the United Nations. [fn 46]
In a final gesture, Bush acknowledged to reporters that he had « slipped upward a couple of times here » and thanked them for having corrected him, so that its slips and gaffes would not hold as part of the permanent record. Bush had now been educated; It had set in motion the military machine that would first strangled and then bomb Iraq. Within two days, Bush went to Walker at Kennebunkport, where its managers and hoped that the Dervish withdrew together.
In the month of August, Bush continued a hyperactive round of Kennebunkport, while designers sport compared to the Middle East in the sandtraps that Bush so often landed during his hectic daily round of golf. August 16, King Hussein of Jordan, who was fighting to save his nation to be dismembered by the Israelis under the guise of the crisis, came to visit from Bush, who welcomed him with hatred veiled penalty. At the moment the Bush was already talking to mobilize reserves. Situation of Saddam Hussein over the past weeks can be compared to Noriega on the eve of the American invasion of the Panama. The United States were still very low on the ground, and a preventive offensive by the Iraqis in Saudi Arabia at Dhahran would have caused indescribable chaos in the logistics of the United States. But Saddam, like Noriega, has always believed that it would not be invaded; the Iraqi Government gave more credit to his secret assurances to the military force that has been slowly going Assembly on its southern border. Saddam has therefore not taken any preventive military action to interfere with the orderly marshaling force that would ravage his country. The key to the accumulation of the United States was the logistics infrastructure of NATO in Europe; without that accumulation would have lasted until the summer of 1991 and beyond.
It is during these days of August that Scowcroft has invented the slogan of the Bush Gulf war. On 23 August, Scowcroft told journalists, « We believe that we are creating the beginning of a new world order of the collapse of the U.S.-Soviet confrontation. » [fn 47]
Bush is conducting a systematic campaign of « mind war » to force the Americans to accept the war, he had already chosen. On 20 August, Bush introduced a new note of rhetoric, now calling U.S. citizens held in Iraq « hostages. » International law, the imminent threat of acts of war against a country allows this country to Internet enemy aliens as a matter of self defense; This had been the rule in previous wars. Now, Bush will seek to put the issue on and off voltage according to the needs of its propaganda hostage until the Iraq has released all Americans at the beginning of December.
August 27, Bush expressed the view that « Saddam Hussein has been so resistant to the respect of international law that I still do not see successful negotiations ». [fn 48] Statements like these are made to hide the fact that Bush was flatly refusing to negotiate with the Iraq and prevent other nations to do so. Diplomatic posture of Bush was in fact an ultimatum to Iraq out of Kuwait, with the departure of upcoming Iraqi before any discussion. Bush called cela a refusal to reward aggression. It was in fact a refusal to bargain in good faith and made it clear that Bush wanted war. His problem is that the US military buildup takes longer than expected, with convoys of ships forced them to turn back into the Atlantic as cargo ships broke down and remained dead in the water. Bush sought to fill the time with new gambits of demagogic propaganda.
Bush returned to Washington at the end of August to the address of the Congress members. In the public part of the meeting, Bush reiterated that his aim was to « persuade Iraq to withdraw. » There followed a closed meeting. The next day Bush recorded a program for U.S. forces in the Gulf, which was broadcast in Saudi Arabia by the Armed Forces Radio. « Soldiers of peace will be still more than a match for a tyrant bent on aggression, » Bush told the troops. During early September, it became apparent that the Soviet and American approaches to the Gulf crisis began to show some signs of divergence. So far, Foreign Minister Shevardnadze had supported every step made by Bush and Baker, but the intervention of the Gulf of the Mexico was not popular among the commanders of the Red Army and Soviet Muslims who were disturbed by the infidel occupation of the Holy places. On 9 September, Bush met with Gorbachov in Helsinki, Finland to discuss this and other issues of interest for a condominium in which the Anglo-Saxons were now more than ever the main partners. Gorbachov talks upwards for « a political solution » to the conflict, but its Government has voluntarily participated in each vote of the Security Council which pave the way for the Gulf war. A few days later, on 15 September, Bush received the valuable support of his Masonic brother François Mitterrand, who has exploited an insignificant incident involving diplomatic premises French in Kuwait – the kind of thing that Bush had done on several occasions to the Panama – massively to reassemble the French troops presence and rhetoric in the Gulf. « It is an aggression, and we will respond, » said the master of the Grand Orient; the spirit of 1956 Suez, the spirit of the war of Algeria and Dienbienphu were still alive and although France.
For immediately the weeks of buildup, Bush busied himself with extortion. This has been achieved in particular against the Germany and Japan, two countries that have been the targets of the Gulf war, and that Bush, now called to pay for it. The constitutions of these countries prevent to send military contingents and intervention would have been unpopular with national public opinion in all cases. The Japan was estimated $4 billion in tribute and in Germany a similar amount. The end of the crisis, Bush and Baker had organized a shakedown $55 billion at the expense of a number of countries. These combined to produce the first surplus of the balance of payments for the United States in recent memory in the first quarter of 1991, get a respite for the dollar.
But same prediscounting extorted tribute, the financial crisis of the US Treasury became overwhelming. September 11, Bush was to address the Congress on the need for austerity measures to reduce the deficit for the next fiscal year. But Bush did not wish to appear before Congress as a simple bankrupt; He wanted to strut before them as a warrior. Speech resulting is a curious hybrid, first of all to address the Gulf crisis and then only in relation to painful assessments of the regime. It is in this speech that Bush resumed the Scowcroft slogan that will accompany his regime in the dust of history bin: the new world order. After quoting Sheikh condemnation of Gorbachov’s « Aggression of the Iraq », Bush came to the relevant passage:
Obviously, is no longer a dictator can count on the East-West confrontation to thwart concerted action of the United Nations against the aggression. A new partnership of nations began, and we find ourselves today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, serious as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to go to a historic period of cooperation. Among these troubled, our fifth objective – a new world order – can emerge: a new era – more free of the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice and more secure in the quest for peace. A time where the nations of the world, East and West, North and South, can propose and live in harmony. [fn 49]
In August and September, Gulf of offensive Bush had allowed him to dominate the headlines and newspapers television with bellicose posturing and saber-rattling in the crisis he had assiduously helped to create. Now, in October, the impressive economic depression, produced by two economic political parties of the liberal Establishment is a quarter century reaffirmed its presence with the explosive power of reality long denied.
In August and September, the haggling continued between Bush and the Congressional leaders on how to inflict a more drastic austerity on the American people. Haggling has recessed for the month of August, but resumed in great secrecy on September 7, with the elite group of participants sequestered world on a military air base near Washington. Haggling proceeded slowly and deadlines key budget included in the calendar of Gramm-Rudman began to slide by: on 10 September, 15 September and 25 September were missed. It was now obvious that the deadline posed for the start of the fiscal year October 1 could not be completed; There is a risk of a ‘train wreck’ Gramm-Rudman or automatic, across-the-Board sequester the budget to spend. September 30, Bush and the elite of the participants of the Congress appeared at a ceremony Rose Garden to announce a package to reduce deficit by $500 billion over five years, allegedly with $40 billion in the deficit reduction in the first year, to be submitted to the Congress for discussion. This plan contained higher taxes on gasoline, cigarettes, alcohol, luxury items, so the wild cuts on defence, health insurance for the elderly and payments. It was unsweetened by favorite nostrum of Bush for fatcats, a reduction in the capital gains tax. Tax deductions were limited for the richest. George, squirming under warnings from all sides, but especially right-wing GOP, that this codified agreement his infamous betrayal of June 26, tried to be a little contrite:
Sometimes you don’t get it you like, and it’s a time for me. And I suspect that this is a time for everyone here. But it is time we put the interests of the United States of America here and get this deficit under control.
Bush has called the package « balanced » and « fair. » « Now comes the hardest part, » said Mitchell, referring to the irritating formality of passage by Congress. Believing the assurances of Mitchell and Foley, Dole and Michel that the agreement that results could be spent, Bush signed a continuing resolution to keep the Government going from October 1 until October 5, while also avoiding the guillotine Gramm-Rudman.
On 2 October, at the insistence of the Congress leaders, Bush made one of his rare speech televised to the nation from the Oval Office. According to one observer, « Bush’s TV address on the budget was the most apathetic presidential appeal since the »malaise »Carter’s speech. » [fn 50] Shades of Bush had a twinge of the apocalypse’ « if we do not manage to adopt this agreement, our economy will falter, markets may tumble and recession will follow. » Tell your MPs and Senators that you support this deficit reduction agreement. If they are Republican, urge them to stand with the President. If they are Democrats, urge them to stand with the leaders of the Congress. « Bush had discovered now that the deficit, which it had ignored in 1989, was »cancer eating away the health of our nation. The plan that had been recommended, he stressed with bathos, was a product of « blood, sweat and fears – fears of economic chaos that would ensue if we do not manage to reduce the deficit. » [fn 51] Bush plan has been supported by Alan Greenspan of the federal reserve, the voice of international central bankers.
Shepherd such a heavy case of State by Congress was considered to be a job for a team headed by none other than Dan Quayle. Quayle joked that it was like a friendly dentist apply a lot of novocain and hope a few votes. Despite these good spirits boyish, it was not not to be. Republicans were furious that Bush had ceded the « Crown jewels » of their party just to get an agreement. Republican right deplored that the package was a « roadmap for the recession » and a « meltdown for the Liberal Democrats. « I wouldn’t vote for her if she cured cancer, » said Congressman Trafficant. Democrats were angered by the new excise tax, which was regressive, and the tax higher income increases for low-income groups. When the plan came to a vote in the House the fateful day of October 5, with stopgap legislation just to run out, many Democrats delayed vote until they saw that a clear majority of Republicans voted against the plan of their own president. Then the Democrats also cast negative votes. The deficit package was solidly defeated, 254-179. Bush was humiliated: only 71 Republican stuck with their President, accompanied by 108 Democrats. 105 gOPers had revolted and joined with 149 Democrats to sink the agreement that Bush pleaded on television. Even Rep. Newt Gingirch of Georgia, who as House GOP Minority Whip should led efforts to dragoon votes for Bush, had jumped ship on 1 October, encouraging other defections from GOP.
The Congress then quickly passed and sent to Bush a more continuing resolution to keep the Government going. It was now the Friday before Columbus Day weekend. Bush had threatened to veto to these texts, and he has now made good on its threat, singing that « the moment of truth is near. » The federal Government began so close, with the exception of the shield of the desert and some other operations essential reporting bureaucracy. Tourists in Washington noticed that the toilet, maintained by the National Park Service were being closed. Bush, eager to show the good example, decided on Sunday that he would lead back from Camp David in car: he got a rude taste of how the other half lives, become stuck in traffic typical jam on the interstate.
The following week was a political moment of great hemorraging for George Bush. Its problems arose a clumsy series of balloons of trial that it floated on what sort of tax package he would accept. By one count, he changed his mind five times in three days. The first time the Government itself. Any President and, in particular, an apparatchik like Bush, has a healthy respect for Washington bureaucracy might do to him if, as the mercenaries Machiavelli warned, was not paid. As a result, Bush gave and signed a resolution in the short term continues to keep pay sheet which flows and the opening of the bureaucracy. Now the members of Congress of both parties began to offer amendments on the $22 billion tax bill that was at the heart of the new austerity package. First Bush has indicated that he would accept an increase in the tax rate on income for the richest in Exchange for a reduction in the capital gains tax. Then, he indicated that he would not. In a press conference, he said that it would be a case « end ». Then a group of Republican congressmen visited him visit asking him to abandon the idea of such a deal. they came out stating that Bush was now in agreement with them. But then Bush drifted toward compromise. Richard Darman, one of the enforcers of Bush budget, asked what Bush thought about the profession of tax rate offshore. « I do not know what the White House statement was issued, » said the top cruncher number, « but I stand behind it 100%. » The weekend of October 13-14, there were at least three tax bills in circulation. Bushmen still pure and hard could not tell lawmakers what the President wanted, and that he would veto. The more degraded and revealing moment came when Bush was out jogging, and journalists asked him about his position on taxes. « Read my hips!, »shouted Bush, pointing to its posterior with both hands. » It was not clear who had scripted this one, but the message was clear: the American people have been invited to kiss the ass of Bush.
He was one of the most amazing things by a president in the modern era and asked the inevitable question: If Bush had gone totally psychotic?
« The public is not laughing, » said an official of the White House. Newsday, the New York tabloid, went with the title read my FLIPS. The New York Times has relaunched the label that wanted Bush: for the newspaper, Bush was « a political WIMP. » A senior GOP political consultant noted that « the difference is that Reagan had principles and beliefs. This guy has no rudder. « In the opinion of Newsweek, »Bush has taken no position on the principle and does not seem to know what he wanted… It’s incomprehensible jokes. It was strangely eager to please, even those who fought against him, and without power to punish deserters. As in the bad old days, he looked awkward. « [fn 52]
The bargain was in the third week of October, and then in the fourth. It would last for Halloween, to allow a macabre night of the living dead on the Capitol? Newt Gingrich, said David Brinkley on ‘This week’ on 21 October that the Republican House majority were ready to vote against any plans to increase taxes, totally ignoring the wishes of Bush. Senator Danforth of Missouri complained, « I am worried and many Republicans are concerned that this becomes a political rout. » At this point, Democrats wanted to place a surcharge of 1% on all income over 41 million, while the GOP favored reducing the deductions for the rich. In another Flip-flop, Bush admitted on October 20 that it would not accept an increase in the rate of tax on the income of the albums from 28% to 31%. On 24 October, an agreement was finally reached that could be passed, and the next day, Bush tried to put the best possible face on things by assembling the bruised Republican Congressional leaders and bleeding, including the renegade Gingrich, for another ceremony Rose Garden.
The budget final plan set the rate of greater than 31% and increased income tax taxes on gasoline, cigarettes, tickets, increased insurance premiums and premiums, when cutting Medicare benefit gains and payments to farmers. Another part of the package has replaced the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings act once per year kidnap threat with a ‘ triple, rolling sequester ‘ with ceilings of rigid expenditure for each of the three categories of defence, discretionary domestic spending and foreign aid, and no transfer not allowed among them. The whole unit will require a super majority of 60 votes to change in the future. Naturally, this package was of no use, any deficit reduction, given the existence of an acceleration of the economic crisis. In the speech of new world order famous Bush on September 11, he had frightened the Congress in the prospect of a deficit of $232 billion. In October 1991, it was announced that the deficit for the fiscal year ending September 31, 1991, which should improve, came to $268.7 billion, the worst ever. Forecasts for the deficit in the year from October 1 1991 exceeded $350 billion, guaranteeing that the 1991 record would not long. Work of October 1990 Bush had done nothing to improve the image.
Situation of Bush was that the Reaganomics of 1980 (which had been in force since the period after the assassination of Kennedy) has produced more than a depression: they had created the national bankruptcy of the United States. This bankruptcy dismember now legally the coalition Reagan, the coalition that Bush could still climb to power in 1988. Bush refused to replace the suicidal, post-industrial economic policies of the last quarter-century, has been obliged to try to stifle the irrepressible political conflicts with the methods of the State police and the war hysteria.
But in the meantime until he could start the war, Bush would pay a political price heavy. The Newseek poll, Bush job approval rating had dropped by 67% over the fear of the Gulf from August to 48% at the end of the budgetary battle of October. The 20 points freefall recalled that Bush had no solid base of support among any numerically significant group in the American electorate. Now, the Carteresque Bush has found that his own party turned against him. A split had opened in the GOP, which threatened this part with the fate of the degenerate federalists.
In the middle of the upheaval budget Bush, ever faithful to the racist belief of his family, had brazenly vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990. To make the perfect symbolism, he signed the veto after an appearance at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award ceremony in Washington. Bush plays the card of racism for 1990 and 1992. « I deeply regret having to take this step with a bill bearing this title, » said Bush, « especially because » it contains provisions that I strongly agree. But it was categorically stated that this Bill « employs a maze of language very legalistic to introduce the destructive force of quotas in our system of national unemployment. » Bush stated that it was a bill of quota, and given that equality of opportunity was thwarted by quotas, « the same commitment to justice and equality, which is offered as the reason why this Bill should be signed requires me to veto it. » An attempt to override fell short by one vote in the Senate, 66-34, although Minnesota Republican Rudy Boschwitz, who was against the Bill, sides switched to the veto by Bush. BOSCHWITZ was condemned to defeat in the November elections in all cases.
The famous protocol issued on 15 October by the veteran political operative Ed Rollins of the Committee National Republican Congressman has been a more dramatic sign of repudiation of Bush, even by the apparatus of the Republican party. Rollins received a four years contract of millions of dollars to help the GOP win a majority on the Hill. It has been dedicated to help its customers of the Congress, holders and similar challengers, to get elected. Watching the polls, Rollins has seen that on 26 June broken promise of Bush was sure to be inconsistent in the polls in early November. He sent a memo making the following points:
The mood of the country changed dramatically during the ten days; voters have become also pessimistic about the direction of the country as at any time in recent history.
Approval or disapproval of the President and job performance ratings have dropped precipitously. This is no doubt due to the absence of a budget resolution and the lack of clear Republican position on taxes and spending.
Understand that several members have never taken any tax commitment, my best advice is today to encourage allows you to oppose taxes, including gas and income taxes. Feel free to oppose proposals to Congress or the President. [fn 53]
Bush seems to have learned from the Rollins memo in a new NBC, broadcast on 24 October. According to a source, Bush then said to a group of leaders of the GOP Congress that although he could not control all Republican political consultants, he « did not control Rollins » and wanted him fired immediately. Rollins the immediate boss, Rep. Guy Vander Jagt, a Republican wheelhorse of Michigan, complained that he was out of the meeting with Bush « black and blue » from the punishment of the President. [fn 54] The Rollins response was, « I do not plan to resign. Incredibly, Bush has been unable to obtain the dismissal of Rollins, who, it must be concluded, enjoyed more support of subordinate staff of the Republican Congress at this point than Bush himself. Some consultants suggested that Bush should simply return to the coast: « If the November 6 results are as bad as they appear, the consensus will be that George Bush has blown, » said one. Bush « is George Steinbrenner’s policy, » said a different perception-monger. « He just started far the best franchise in the sport. » Dreams to take the seats in the House were endangered with each new poll; the GOP now hopes damage control measures to keep the loss of ten seats, if they could.
On the campaign trail, Bush finally received treatment commensurate with its merits. On 23 October was a day he will never forget. George had obtained upwards before dawn to make a day of it on forums, to see that he was snubbed in the new typhoid Mary of American policy.
The first step was a fundraising of dawn in Burlington, Vermont, Rep. Peter Smith, a freshman of the Congress should be. Smith was supposed to give Bush a catchy introduction and then bask in the warmth of the support of Bush. But instead, Smith stunned Bush and its managers, by launching into a monologue tortured on all points of disagreement which he divided Bush. Smith told how he had been loyal to Bush on 5 October, and how his constituents had then rebelled, with the result that he caught the political hell for his pro-Bush voting. Smith demanded that Bush now raise taxes on the rich. Smith also menmtioned charged civic duties: « my specific disagreement with this administration is to notoriety », Smith said. Poor Smith: his pro-Bush October 5 vote had sentenced him to defeat in her race tight with Bernie Sanders, a former Socialist Mayor of Burlington.
Bush made applesauce rage and squirming. He looked around to see if someone would come to his rescue. Sitting next to Bush was Senator James M. Jeffords, who had voted for the civil rights bill that Bush had vetoed. He made an emotional speech in the Senate in lambasting Bush for attempting to punch Giants ‘holes’ in the civil rights of citizens. Jeffords sat looking straight ahead, doing an imitation just of Bush during the debate in Nashua Telegraph. When Bush got up, he was separated and silent. He stumbled through his speech, improvising a few lines in which he praised the independent spirit of Vermont as Smith, but he moans that he wished that he would not come at its expense. Bush said then that
We have a sluggish economy out there nationally. It’s one of the reasons why I am in favour of this deficit so. [fn 55]
The crowd was perplexed; some of them have been driven maybe trying the socialism of Bernie Sanders on it. The mental disintegration of George Bush went quickly.
Second stop on the day Bush was in Manchester, New Hampshire. Here, he was welcomed by his old friend, the Manchester Union leader, with a caricature of the first page of the man of granite-faced mountain saying « read his lips, Mr. President. Go home and take your taxes with you. « Here, only there was no attack on the Bush economy. Obviously, the candidate he was supposed to be helping, Rep. Robert C. Smith, had concluded any sequence filmed showing him in the same picture with Bush posed the threat of a disaster, while he had simply stayed in Washington. Wife of the Congress was to tell the public that her husband had remained in Washington for House votes that he could not miss. an apoplectic Bush chewed fiercely on an Apple before he stood up for a speech by pure form.
Third stop of Bush was in Waterbury, Connecticut, where the beneficiary of his presence was Gary Franks, a black Republican whose necessary Bush as a fig leaf for its right of veto of the civil rights bill. Franks has solved the problem of typhoid Mary by preventing the news media of the event of the campaign, so no they said, associating with Bush could be used against him by his opponent. Later, there was a brief photo opportunity with Bush and Franks together.
Surely Bush had cut a ridiculous figure. But how many Iraqis would die in January, February, and beyond, to appease the humiliations of Bush of this day?
Last trip of Bush campaign would eliminate stops in Illinois, Nebraska, Oregon and the North Carolina, where Republicans faltered on the edge of defeat. Bush is working to reduce its losses, and he was not alone. In the months before the election, Bush had spent hours sweating under the lights of television advertisements endorsement Ribbon for more than 80 candidates in the GOP. A member of Congress, Rep. Alfred A. McCandless of California, used the pieces of tape of Bush in an advertisement intended to highlight his differences with Bush. Good number of other bands have never been used; many of those that have approved pleaded as an excuse that their fundraising has been ruined by Bush’s tax policy, so they never had the money to put on the air.
Bush attempted to regroup by seeking new demagogic themes. For those struggling with the economic depression, he offered… term limits for members of Congress, into the hands of the GOP a transparent attempt to flush out the democratic incumbents. Limitation of, Bush said, was « an idea whose time has come. « America doesn’t need a liberal to the House of Lords, », said Bush in Oklahoma City. « America needs a Republican Congress. » The Democrats really believe that they deserve to be elected right now until the Vienna’s reign, said Bush in Los Angeles. The response was less overwhelming. Then Bush tried to blame the depression on the Democrats. The venue chosen was a $1,000 a fundraiser of plate for Senator Pete Wilson, who wanted to be Governor of California. « Strong medicine » of the package charged, Bush said, « is necessary because Congress democratically controlled on a frenzy of uncontrolled expenditure for years.» In Oklahoma City, he said that Democrats had « choked the economy » and put the country on the edge of recession. He accused the Liberals of Congressman spit on the « garbage of class war » they always resurrect at election time. But none of this had any bite. [fn 56] On 3 November, Bush reached into his bag to talk and pulled out of Jimmy Carter, threatening voters with a return to the ‘days of discomfort. Newseek, Bush had learned again this « electrocuted » look.
Bush returned to his discontinuous offering: warmongering hysterical, focusing on rabies, with a supplementary dividend for certain audiences through the clearly racist connotation. Once Congress had adjourned, one observer noted, « Bush has been able to pass to his favorite screenplay, ‘ desperately seeking Saddam. » « [fn 57] Bush grimaced and made pouted against the »Baghdad butcher’ trying to look like a more genteel, Anglo-Saxon Mussolini. Saddam was now « revisited by Hitler ». Later, there are estimates that exclusive concentration of Bush on the subject of the war had saved one or two seats in the Senate and perhaps a half dozen in the House.
But Bush came dangerously close to one-upmanship. In the last days of the month of October, it had undertaken a populist effort to generate hysteria on the mentioned US interned by Iraq. « I got it » with Iraqi internal manipulation, was now favorite Bush line. When Bush himself wrapped in the flag, he expected the Democrats to kow-tow, but now, there was some opposition. Bush met with leaders of the Congress 15 assets in foreign policy and started the ramblings on the terms « horrible and barbaric » hostages. Democrats, many of them immediately ask bright questions facing re-election in a few days. According to a member of Congress, « they sought, in not so many words, is forged? If not, how come we just started hearing on this subject in the middle of this political mess, the President is in? It seems to come from down Dante Fascell Democrats told Bush, « If there are additional provocation [in Iraq], it better be real and able to stand up to press scrutiny. ». Both worse Democrats had not applied this standard to the crisis of the Gulf together forged. [fn 58]
The result of the election of November 6 was a deep disappointment to Republicans; Bush lost a seat in the Senate party, 9 seats in the House and a post of Governor. Not all these gains went to Democrats, since disgruntled voters have sent two posts of Governor and a House seat to the self-employed outside the two-party system. Most dramatic was the mood of the anti-titulaire against the Governors, where he had been economic crisis and revolt of the tax on the agenda throughout the year: the party in power, whether Republican or Democrat, was ousted in 14 of the 36 State houses which were contested. For Bush, there were very special disappointment: he had campaigned very hard for Clayton Williams Texas and Governor Bob Martinez in Florida, but the wake of Bush proved to be non-existent in the negative; Democrats won two Governor posts. The loss of Texas and Florida was a very ominous threat for the 1992 Bush re-election campaign, since these are the two indispensable Vault keys of the southern strategy. Now, this GOP electoral college lock could be draws to a close. But unforunately, that was for the future: repudiation of Bush in the polls this time ci was not enough to reduce in a powerless lame duck without a mandate to wage war. Bush was now a wounded beast which could and should take.
Bush has emerged badly damaged: Business Week devoted a cover for a photo of Bush and the legend: « loses ground: GOP in Congress, reverse statehouse and the struggles of the internal party losses are eroding the authority of George Bush – and his ability to lead the nation. » « A few days good like that and Republicans go the way of the Whigs, » the magazine wrote. The vote was a « humiliating reprimand to a burning Bush. »  in the words of a title on 31 October in the Washington Times, « Bush in 92? » Pro-regime Dead meat ‘ tell skeptical. » Kevin Phillips noted that economy could prove fatal for Bush: « since the second world war, model the GOP was for economic downturns over the years of mid-term elections: at hand full in 1954, 1958, 1970, 1974 and 1982 recessions and a severe recession farm-belt and oil-patch in 1986. » Economic storm clouds of today, however, are the first in memory (at least since the post-1929 period) to foreshadow their storms for the third year of a GOP Presidency. « And for Bush, the bad economic news was to be found even in the New York Times: »what recession? It is a depression, « proclaimed a single article. Leonard Silk makes the optimistic case in the same newspaper: « why is it too soon to predict another great depression, » thus his title. « . [fn 59]
But long before the dust had settled from the debacle of the election, Bush resumed his March to a Holocaust in the Middle East. The day after the election, Baker, speaking in Moscow, has launched urging all-out Bush for a resolution of the Security Council of the United Nations, legitimizing the use of armed force against Iraq on the issue of the Kuwait. Bush had to push his war through the US Congress and the United Nations of the five permanent members; his estimate was that the world powers would be easier to dragoon, and that the sanction of the Security Council could then be used to bludgeon Congress into acquiescence. [fn 60]
It is important to note that, by shifting its policy towards the war of aggression, Bush is dancing once more on air channeled from London. On Wednesday, November 7, the taming of racist Thatcher, now on its way as Prime Minister statement sound more hawkish on the Gulf crisis so far:
Either [Saddam Hussein] out soon the Kuwait or we and our allies will remove him by force and it will go down to defeat with all the consequences. It has been warned. [fn 61]
Again, the United States were to draw in a war unnecessary and genocidal as the British imperial wing tail.
And then, displaying his vicious contempt for the democratic process, on Thursday, November 8, just two days after the election, Bush did what any serious and intelligent person must have accepted as a statement of preventive war in the Gulf:
After consultation with King Fahd and our other allies, I realized today the Secretary of defense to increase the size of US forces committed to desert shield to ensure that the coalition has an adequate offensive military option that would be necessary to achieve our common goals. To this end, we will continue to discuss the possibility of additional contributions of force Allied and appropriate action by the United Nations. Brutality of Iraq, the aggression and violations of international law may not be able to succeed. [fn 62]
For those who had never thought of oral statements by Bush, this is a completely new, advanced policy without the slightest motivation. Bush has argued that the current US troop force 230 000 enough to defend Saudi Arabia, but that was more than enough. Bush only argument was that progressive strangulation by sanctions could take too long. Reporters pointed out that Thatcher had threatened to use military force the day before. Bush wanted war? « I’d love to see a peaceful solution to this issue, and that is what I want. » Some of the most lucid minds have now understood that Bush was indeed a pathological liar.
For the remainder of the month of November, a modest wave of anti-war sentiment was observed in the United States, some of them coming from Democrats of the faction of the strangler who has never wavered in their devotion to evil. Sunday, November 11, Senator Sam Nunn was interviewed Bush rush to war. But Nunn did not require a denial of funds to wage war on the model of the Hatfield-McGovern amendment, which had finally tied the hands of Nixon to the Viet Nam. Nunn was a leader of the choke group, urging the use of sanctions. James Reston wrote in the New York Times, that « the comparison of Bush to Hussein to Hitler, insane with superior military forces in the centre of industrial Europe, is ridiculous. » « Say »My President, right or wrong », in the circumstances, is a little like saying, »my driver, drunk or sober », and not many passengers like to go that far. » [fn 63] The next day, under a heading reading « Tide against the war grows at home, abroad, » the Washington Times was a Senator from New York Moynihan warning: « if George Bush wants his presidency to die in the desert of Arabia, he goes home very regularly and as if it were a plan. » It will destroy our armed forces, he will destroy his administration, and it will spoil the chance to get a working system of collective security. It breaks your heart. » Senator Kerrey of Oklahoma declared himself « not satisfied that this administration will do its utmost to avoid the war. ‘ And if ever there was an avoidable war, this is it. »
On 15 November, Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey warned Bush « to continue to maintain the support of the Congress, [Bush] must suspend the newly announced buildup of offensive against the Iraq forces until it justifies why he has downgraded the promising strategy of pressure of the patient. Without hearing a convincing explanation of this change and the cost of the operation desert shield is now headed for $30 billion, Congress should authorize any expenditure for an offensive option extended to invade the Kuwait or the Iraq. » [fn 64] Bradley had to pay attention to public opinion; He had almost lost his seat earlier in the month. The next day, special envoy of Gorbachov to the Middle East, Yevgeny Primakov, called for a delay in the resolution on the use of force against Iraq to allow Saddam Hussein a « face-saving » way A week later, in the context of the Paris Conference on security and cooperation in Europe, Gorbachov realized his desperate plea for world for shipments of food to the USSR. Even if the Kremlin wanted to resist Bush war drive, their weakness was evident. The Soviet Union, such as China, would soon vote for the resolution that would justify an attack of January of Bush.
But hyperthyroidism Bush wanted uncritical Creek. In the best style of intimidation, he came to a meeting with the leaders of Congress November 14 with a sheaf of sections of Iraqi newspapers covered, among other things, the speeches of a few days before Moynihan. Even the Republican Richard Lugar was targeted by Bush ire. Bush groaned that these statements were a motivation Saddam put in doubt the U.S. will. On 16 November, the National Council of churches condemned the Bush Gulf policy, citing « irresponsible rhetoric », « reckless behaviour » and the military buildup precipitated.
James Baker, grope for reasons of the war to come, thought he had found a: « If you want to summarize in one word, this is the job. As an economic recession, everywhere in the world, caused by the control of a nation, a dictator, economic lifeline of the West will result in the loss of jobs, from American citizens. » [fn 65] Many people were offended by the paternalistic condescension of Baker, which was coordinated with Bush’s remarks the same day, in which he admitted that the country was in a « slowdown » and suggested that the depth of any recession depends on or not the Gulf crisis has become a prolonged impasse. If the recession was coming, said Bush, « ‘ it will be deeper and we will come out of this relatively quickly – more than six months. » » [fn 66] Commenting on what really interests him, Bush said, « keeping public opinion still is very difficult to do. » Bush was not even succeed in the short term: Pennsylvania democratic Chairman Larry Yatch told reporters that support for Bush Gulf policy was « to the teetering point – people are really skeptical. His counterpart of Louisiana, James J. Brady, noted that Bush « only gave them answers to their questions. » « Jobs are not the reason why we are here », he added. [fn 67]
In the House of representatives, a group of 45 Democrats in the Chamber went before the Federal Court in a vain attempt to prevent hostilities initating Bush and Rep Gonzalez of Texas, the maverick honourable, proposed a bill of impeachment against Bush.
On 16 November, Bush left on a blitz of several countries of Europe and the Middle East aimed to consolidate the coalition anti-Iraq until the accumulation could be completed and triggered war. In Prague, Bush was adored by the crowds; President Havel gave Bush a show of support on the lessons of Munich 1938 and appeasement that Bush would have waves autour throughout the war. It is regrettable that the freedom of Communist tyranny for some politicians seems to mean freedom to lick the boots of Bush. Speyer, Germany, Bush has another time apoplectic when the Bishop Anton Schlembach wished Bush success « but without war and bloodshed. » Bush seated red face like a roast Cherub. Germans were not happy about the extortion of Bush from their country they need money to rebuild the Länder newly released in the East; Germany has been reunified now. Bush had a tense meeting with Kohl and, in the final of the CSCE in Paris, a friendly one with Mitterrand, with which his report was excellent. Here, our pressed hero Gorbachov for a Soviet imprimatur on its resolution of the war, but Gorbachov was still stalled.
On Thanksgiving Day, Bush and Bar were with the troops in Saudi Arabia. Many soldiers told journalists that they were not pleased to be there and no were not in favor of the war. A soldier asked Bush, « why not do an agreement with Saddam Hussein, Mr. President? » then that Bush gagged on his chicken king meals ready to eat (MRE). Flight to the West the next day, Bush has is stopped in Geneva for a meeting with Hafez Assad of Syria, a true villain and a butcher who had, during the month of October, took advantage of his contract with Bush to put an end to the independent Lebanese State of general Aoun. Meeting of Bush with Assad lasted three hours. Assad had provided 7 500 Syrian troops for the force of attack on coalition in Saudi Arabia, where he has promised to increase to 20 000. « Mr. Assad is aligned with us with a commitment to the force, » said Bush. « They are on the front line, or, will stand up to this aggression. »
Manic hysteria at the top of a bureaucratic apparatus goes quickly infect the lower levels as well, and this was illustrated by the misadventures of traveling entourage of Bush, who clashed with security officers Switzerland while and out of Geneva airport. A new factor exacerbating the mental instability of Bush on this trip was the imminent fall of sound Anglo-Saxon Svengali, Margaret Thatcher, who was about to be dumped as Prime Minister, mainly because it had become persona non grata among the leaders of Western Europe, at a time where the future survival of Britain depended on parasitizing the riches of the continent. The Swiss have some protocol airport more thoughtful staff and experts in the world, but the procession of Bush was determined to go wild. Bush and Fitzwater wanted the body of free press to run around the airport to get shots and sound clips of epic of Bush in one of the centres of global diplomacy more dramatic entrance. When Bush landed, « dogs of picture » wanted to gather under the wing of the aircraft, but the Swiss moved out of the area. Initially, the press is crazy, and many of them had to be physically restrained by Swiss police when they tried to cross a line of crowd control. Fitzwater complained that the Chief of Protocol of Department of State Joseph V. Reed (the tip of Jupiter Island magnate) had a gun thrust into his stomach, and that Sununu had been « insulted » during the altercation. But Fitzwater was an accomplished prevaricator: « I admit that I’ve never seen this kind of brutal and vicious treatment by a security force during the past 10 years. » This is strange. It is supposed to be a peace-loving country, but they gave us the most vicious treatment that I’ve ever seen. » Thierry Magnin describes the actions of some journalists Americans as « deplorable » and « inadmissible ». Magnin said there had been « a line and heated words, but this has been to apply security measures… taken in agreement with the American security services. » He denied that any submachine gun was always directed toward Reed. [fn 68] Magnin, said Geneva police would not apologise, and later, it was the United States which have retreated.
On 30 November, the Security Council, now reduced to a discredited tool of the Anglo-Americans, voted for a resolution authorizing the use of force against the Iraq. This piece of infamy was labeled resolution 648 and passed with twelve consenting votes no voices of Cuba and the Yemen, with the People’s Republic of China abstained. (International lawyers later made note that, according to the text of the Charter of the United Nations, which requires that the positive votes of all five permanent members to approve resolutions of merits, the resolution had failed and that acting on it, the United Nations had entered a phase of lawlessness and anarchy). 47 days were awarded in Iraq to leave the Kuwait and this ultimatum was due to expire on January 15. Bush clearly hoped that this resolution could be used to silence critics of the Congress.
But in the meantime, Bush path to war has been beset with troubles on the national map. The macabre Scowcroft and other Bush spokesman had tried to stir up feelings of war with reports wildly exaggerated on Iraq nuclear preparations; These accounts, as later conclusions alleged « Inspector des Nations Unies », David Kay, has failed to distinguish between the Pacific and military uses of nuclear energy; the name of this game was technological apartheid. This campaign had generated a lot of skepticism: ‘Atomic Red Herring of Bush’ was the title of an editorial in the New York Times.
Anti-war sentiment now crystallized around the hearings held by Senate Armed Services Committee’s Sam Nunn. Two former presidents of the joint staff, Admiral William J. Crowe and general David C. Jones, urged a policy of continued reliance on sanctions. They were soon joined by the former Secretary for defense James R. Schlesinger, general William Odom and other figures of the former regimes. The main support for Bush came from the hoarse voice of Henry Kissinger, who was in the war as soon as possible. What are the days where King Fahd flirted briefly with the idea of a negotiated solution, before he was recalled by the State Department that he ruled an occupied country. « One more time: what is the rush to? » asked the New York Times of November 29. Bush wanted Congress to pass a resolution giving a blank check to wage war, but he has hesitated to trigger a debate that could go all the way to January 15 and beyond, and in which he might be beaten. After all, Bush still refuses to negotiate.
Now, on Friday, November 30, Bush ran the cynical tactic that would ultimately cripple his opposition National craven and pave the way for the war: he made a false offer of negotiations with the Iraq:
However, to go further for peace, I will an invitation to Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz to come to Washington at a time suitable during the latter part of the week of December 10 to meet me. And I will invite ambassadors of several of our coalition partners in the Gulf to join this meeting.
In addition, I ask Secretary Jim Baker to go to Baghdad to see Saddam Hussein, and I will propose to the President of the Iraq he received the Secretary of State at a time agreed between December 15 and January 15 of the next year. [fn 70]
It was all a diabolical lie, to offer the time and place for the talks. When the Iraq responded with suggestions for the schedule of meetings, Bush welched and denied. Iraq released internal US, but Bush still wanted the war. « We must continue to maintain the pressure, » was his response. Then came a full month of unnecessary haggling, which was exactly what Bush wanted. As pointed out by its text, it was not interested in genuine negotiations in any case; the UN resolutions had already solved everything. The real purpose of this gambit was to suppress domestic opposition, given that the negotiations were now underway.
The largest opposition to a war on January 15 maturity weaved through the United Nations by Bush came from U.S. Army, the service less fascinated by the idea of an unnecessary war. During a visit by Powell and Cheney in Saudi Arabia, lieutenant general Calvin A. H. Waller, the second in command of US forces in the Gulf, noted that there was « a distinct possibility that each unit is not fully ready combat until some time after February 1 » or maybe as late as mid-February. « ‘If the owner asks me if I’m ready to go, I would tell him’ no, I’m not ready to do the job, ‘ » Waller told the press. » It was understood that Waller acted as spokesman for a broad stratum of senior officers. The Bush White House was once more furious. « This is not the message we tried to send now, » said a top Bushman of the page. [fn 71] Waller and other officers in active service would now be silence.
The accumulation of Bush has inexorably through the holidays. In the first week of the new year, Bush offered Baker and Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, session in Geneva. Its basic rules made the unnecessary meeting before it happened: « no negotiations, no compromise, no attempt to face-saving and no rewards aggression. ». [fn 72] Bush was more hand showing now; accumulation approached what he has, if the generals, thought enough to begin to bombard the Iraq.
Talks of Tariq Aziz-Baker in Geneva lasted six hours on 10 January, without result. Baker was an Al Capone in pants striped; Tariq Aziz expressed himself with great dignity. Tariq Aziz stated clearly that since Israel has been an integral part of the coalition of the Gulf of Bush, it could not be exempted from reprisal if Iraq was attacked. For Bush, when millions of lives are at stake, the question of the greatest moment was a letter full of threats that Tariq Aziz had read, but has refused to accept and had left on the table in Geneva. (In this letter, which then was released, Bush was revealed as a megalomaniac who has warned Saddam « we stand today on the edge of the war between the Iraq and the world, » as if Bush was the CEO of the entire planet.) This is a new direction for apoplectic anger of Bush: he had been offended by this Arab! What this letter, urged journalists. An excess of thyroxine coursed through the veins of Bush:
Secretary Baker also said that the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs rejected my letter to Saddam Hussein, refused to wear this letter and give it to the President of the Iraq. The Iraqi Ambassador here in Washington did the same thing. Is that an example more than the Iraqi Government not to is not interested direct communications aimed at settling the situation in the Persian Gulf.
But it was one – it was one – a total stiff arm. This is a total refusal.
The letter was not rude; the letter was direct. And the letter did exactly what I think is necessary at this stage. But to deny the same pass a letter along seems to me be a manifestation more of obstruction which took place. [fn 73]
The gods laughed.
The United Nations Security Council resolution, with its deadline approaching artificial that Bush demanded, as well as the failure of the Baker-Tariq Aziz meeting, January 9 have become tools of the White House to obtain a resolution from Congress for the war. Bush was careful to stress its opinion that it could wage war without Congress, but he was magnanimous leave express their support for him in approving such a request. That same day, the Kremlin sent contingents of troops in seven republics where nationalist movements were gaining ground.
The debate of the Congress from the many submissions eloquent, usually Democrats for delaying military action to save the Americans from unnecessary slaughter. But these means were almost always tainted by the failure to recognize the claim equal to the humanity of the people of Iraq; the Democrats, who urged the continued use of sanctions were indeed calling for genocide equal or higher, extended in time. An exception was Senator Mark Hatfield of Oregon, who voted against Bush war resolution and Democrats resolution of sanctions on the grounds that he was opposed to any military deployment in the Middle East; Hatfield pleaded for a peaceful settlement using only diplomacy. This Republican defection on behalf of the superior principle may have attracted the darts of Bush vengeance; in may, a report on the personal finances of Hatfield, contained in the weekly roll call of Capitol Hill alleged that a former member of Congress and a California businessman had forgiven $133 000 Hatfield loans over a period of 8 years. This information has been disclosed somehow records of the Senate. [fn 74] The clear intention of this story was to make it look as if the forgiveness of loan was used to buy influence. Hatfield acts were not in violation of the rules of the Senate at the time that these loans have been forgiven.
Bush war resolution passed in the Senate by the narrow margin of 52-47; Senator Cranston, who was absent due to illness, would have come to the Senate and voted against the war if it would have changed the outcome. This vote reflects a deep ambivalence in the ruling elite on Bush’s hawkish line, which was not as popular in the US ruling circles that he was in London. Bush’s victory margin was provided by a group of Democrats in South Bush (Gore, Graham, Robb, Breaux, Shelby). In the House, a similar resolution of war Bush increased from 250 to 183. Many members of the Congress of the working-class neighbourhoods being pounded by the economic depression reflects the disillusionment of their constituents by voting against Bush and the war. But the resistance wasn’t enough.
Despite the extremely narrow mandate, he had extorted by the Congress, Bush has now appeared at a conference of press jubilation: it was his cheque in white for the war and genocide. Now, Bush took care to create pretexts to attack Iraq, even if Saddam were to order its forces out of the Kuwait. Bush noted ‘it would, to this date, I would say impossible to respect fully the resolutions of the United Nations,’ and he ‘ would always worry, because it could not be in full compliance.» [fn 75] Resolution of the United Nations 242, calling Israel to withdraw from territories occupied during the 1967 war, had been scorned for almost a quarter century, and the nation of the Lebanon had just drowned out by a friend of Bush Assad, but all of this pales in total lack of relevance to the need to destroy the Iraq.
Now, the mad dog of war was unleashed on the world. Later, in early June, Bush could build the Southern Baptist Convention with an account maudlin and twitch of his long night at Camp David as he was preparing to give the order to attack. History of Bush, pretty fantastic for a CEO who had sued his « splendid little war » with fury Monomaniacal since August 3, is a reflection of the cynicism as Goebbels of the wordsmiths White House and technicians of propaganda that it can be traced safely. ‘For me, prayer has always been important but quite personal,’ Bush said Baptists. « You know us Episcopalians. »
And, like many people, I’m afraid a bit but to shed tears in public, or the mention of it. But as Barbara and I prayed at Camp David before the start of the air war, we thought about these young men and women overseas. And the tears began on the cheeks and our Minister smiled in return, and I no longer worried how it looked to others. [fn 76]
By making this fanciful account, Bush has burst into tears once more, a behavior that has shown more info on its unresolved, and by this public time, thyroid difficulties, he did on his State of mind in the war. An interesting question involves the identity of the Minister mentioned by Bush. In order to pass his war policy genocidal with the mantle of Christian morality, Bush took care to keep pastors and religious leaders at his side during the development of the Gulf crisis. But a serious problem has emerged in this regard, when, in late October, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the most Rev. Edmond L. Browning, has raised public questions about the morality of going to war against the Iraq. Because Bush considered Protestant fundamentalists of the belt of the Bible as the indispensable electoral district for its vindictive, he and his managers were convinced that it would be madness to go on the warpath without religious cover. This was provided by the call to Billy Graham, the Methodist evangelist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Under the Nixon Administration, Billy Graham had become virtual Chaplain of the regime. Beloved Nixon organize inside the White House, and Billy Graham prayer services was often called to arbitrate these. Graham was also an old friend of the Bush family. just after Bush had received the appointment of GOP presidential vice in 1980, Graham went with George and Barbara to Kennebunkport for a campaign photo opportunity. [fn 77]
In the 1980s, Graham ran the crusades in the Soviet bloc, something which is difficult to do without connection of intelligence. In May 1982, he had created a scandal with remarks that he had seen no sign of religious repression in the Soviet Union. « I’m not a Communist and joined the Communist Party and never asked to join the Communist Party », Graham had told journalists on his arrival in New York. [fn 78]
Now, during the week that Bush unleashed war and genocide, Graham has become a must in the White House, where he has been invited during the night of Bush. « George Bush a the highest moral standards of almost everyone I know, » Graham told reporters. « Bush is the best friend I have in the world outside my immediate colleagues. » Some have noted that Graham had often abound with hearty praise for presidents, including housing; power and piety, for Graham, went hand in hand. The line he recited a few days later, at the National Prayer Breakfast was standard Bush boiler plate: « Come it time in history when nations must stand against a monstrous evil as Nazism. On 28 January, Bush would proclaim a virtual crusade against Arab Iraq: Bush, his war had « everything to do with what religion embodies, good against evil, right against evil, human dignity and freedom against tyranny and oppression. We will prevail because of the support of the American people, armed with a trust in God ». [fn 79]
But surely not spiritual this weekend at Camp David. A sign, it is that the first Lady Barbara Bush is back with a broken leg. What had happened? A few weeks earlier, George and Bar had given an interview and joint the two journalists slavish and servile people each week. During this interview, Bush asked, « Sir, this is a period difficult it is understandable. » How do you manage stress? » Bush replied: « well, I have this dog named Rangers and this wife, Barbara, and two grandchildren. » At this point, Barbara Bush broke say « thought you were going to say, ‘ I kick the dog, the woman shot.» « [fn 80] had Barbara Bush suffered the fate of the battered woman during this weekend of pre-war to Camp David? The official story was that she had rolled down a slope ice on a saucer sled and hit a tree, producing a « non-displaced bone fracture of the fibula in his left leg. » According to the Press Secretary to Mrs. Bush, Anna Perez, George had shouted « out of trouble! Out of trouble! » that Mrs. Bush has accelerated to the tree, but it had not listened to his advice. The incident had occurred during a sledging party after mass on Sunday, January 13, in the presence of the four grandchildren of the Bush (6,4,4 and 1 years) and Bush Loyalists Arnold Schwarzenegger, the President of the Council of the President on physical fitness. Daughter of Bush Dorothy LeBlond and daughter-in-law Margaret, could be present or nearby, such as wife of Schwarzenegger Maria Shriver of NBC and his daughter. But only the first attached Lady of press spoke publicly of the incident, which therefore remained somewhat unclear. When the presidential party returned by helicopter to the White House in the evening, Mrs. Bush was carried out in a wheelchair indoors. [fn 81]
The same day, Soviet troops, acting on behalf of a so-called « National Committee of salvation » massacred more than ten Lithuanian Patriots. Response from Bush was the softer and looser terms, saying it had « no justification for the use of force », but taking absolutely no measures to bring this message home to Moscow; the new world order has been exposed once more under the law of the strong over the weak.
According to the official story, Bush signed national security Directive, ordered the attack against the Iraq in in the Oval Office of the White House at 10:30 on Tuesday morning, January 15, 1991. On Wednesday morning in Washington, when it was early evening in Baghdad, Bush ordered Scowcroft call Cheney with an extra instruction to implement the plan of attack. The United States attack on the Iraq air therefore took between 6 and 19:00 on Wednesday, 16 January. The bombs began to fall during the first night in Baghdad after the expiry of the deadline for Bush. [fn 82] Within 24 hours, Iraq responded with Scud missiles against Israel and US bases in Saudi Arabia. A day after Bush described the Scud attacks as « purely an act of terror. » The sanity of Bush did not better during the first days of the war; He showed signs of clinical hysteria, the refusal to recognize the obvious facts. During this press conference, asked him:
Q: why do is move all, or… move for peace is considered a limit at the White House these days?
Bush: well, you obviously… what was the question? Race end?
Q: Yes. Which is considered to be a race to the end, that people who still want to find a peaceful solution seem runs into a brick wall.
Bush: Oh, excuse me. The world is United, I think, seeing that these UN resolutions are met […]
Bush was sensitive, as it always has been, any hint that the conflict was that it seems to be, a war of the West against the Arabs. In a long monologue, he said that « we want to be healers, we want to do our utmost to facilitate what I might call a new world order with optimism. But the new world order should, should have a conciliatory component. « Even Jordan, who has been threatened with mutilation short race could »continue to be an extremely important country in this new world order, »Bush claimed. [fn 83] Bush was supported by the reports of survey alleging that his war was now supported by 76% of the American population.
Day after day, military and especially civilian of Iraq targets were subjected to a rain of bombs. The personal self-jusitification centerpiece of Bush remained equation Saddam = Hitler. « is it moral for us in 1939 do not stop Hitler from travelling in Poland? » Bush asked a group of Republican representatives. A worker part described Bush as « a man obsessed and possessed by his mission » in the Gulf war. Meanwhile, Bush was preparing for his State of the Union. At a press conference to introduce his new Secretary to agriculture, Member of Congress GOP Edward Madigan, Bush has made the pugnacious statements that he ran with business as usual despite the war. « We are not going to the small Duke suddenly of judgment in terms of our domestic policy. We are not going to the small Duke suddenly of judgment with regard to leisure activities… and I’m not going to the small Duke of my life to a halt by some fear on Saddam Hussein, said Bush. After making those remarks, he introduced Madigan as his new Secretary to education. Journalists looked so puzzled that Bush became aware of his gaffe and corrected himself; Madigan would its new « Secretary of agriculture », said. [fn 84] In briefings from White House to prepare sections of the domestic policy of the State of the Union, Bush has been described as « frankly, bored; » « you could almost see his mind wander in the Gulf. »
There are indications that after a week to ten days of bombing, Bush was surprised and disappointed that any Iraqi resistance had not already collected. This is what some of his advisers have been widespread in Washington have promised him.
The State of the Union 1991 purported to be the apotheosis of Bush as a warrior Emperor. One of his themes was the « next American century, » borrowed from Stimson and Luce. The apotheosis was somewhat dimmed by the economic difficulties, the Gulf was had done nothing to allay. Bush portrayed these problems as a simple ripple in « the largest peacetime economic expansion in history. » « We will soon have this recession behind us, » Bush promised. He referred to « the long-held promise of a new world order – where brutality will be rewarded, and aggression will meet collective resistance. » He urged this country to meet ‘the burden of leadership ‘. For many, the reference is clear:
Pick up the white man’s burden – you dare not stoop to less nor call too loud on freedom to cloke your weariness,
wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1899 in a British campaign to convince the United States to establish a colonial administration in the Philippines. (As the Omaha World Herald noted in that distant time, « » in other words, Mr. Kipling would be Uncle Sam take over the activities of John Bull. « the racist Alva doggerel of imperialism has attracted precisely mood of Bush. »)
After the war, it would have shown that American bombers had concentrated their fire on the Iraq civil infrastructure, choosing targets without immediate military relevance. The bombing was concentrated on systems for the supply of drinking water to the cities, electric generating facilities, bridges, roads and other infrastructure. It was cynically called the strategy « bomb now, die later », since the goal of the attack was to destroy civilian infrastructure to reduce the density of potential relative population of the country below the level of the Iraqi population, thus producing an astronomical increase in infant mortality, plagues and pestilence. In short, it is a war of the people. It was a cowardly, despicable way to fight.
Bush had ordered all this, but he lied compulsively thereon. After 3 weeks of bombing, told a press conference that its bombers would « lengths unprecedented to prevent damage to the civlians and holy places. We do not seek the destruction of the Iraq or we seek to punish the Iraqi people for the decisions and policies of their leaders. In addition, we do everything possible and with great success to minimize collateral damage… » [fn 85] The air war has been designed from the intestine of Iraq’s economic infrastructure; Another goal was to kill at least 100 000 members of the Iraqi armed forces. This could only be accomplished by the assault on Iraqi positions from the ground, and is that Bush was determined to do. Published accounts suggested that the original decree that started the war also contains instructions for a battle to follow bombing. This means that all branches of peace must be vigorously rejected, on the model of what Acheson and Stimson had done in Japan during July 1945.
At that time, the anti-war protesters had camped in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania avenue from the White House. They had been there since December 13. Bush spoke once for « the damned battery » and how they were keep awake during the night. In his February 6 press conference, Bush told reporters that the drums were removed, not because he had ordered it but because they were disturbing guests at the chic hotel Hay-Adams across the Park. There is a law on the decibels, he explained:
And lo, the people went with the decibel count listeners. And they found the man got up to – drummer, incessant drummers, got more than 60 years and they have been moved out of there, and I hope they stay out there because I do not want people in the hotel do not have sleep a good night of. Curiously, the drums ceased.
But just as Bush spoke, journalists could hear the deaf resume in the park outside. Drum players, to the chagrin of Bush, were again at home. Soon Lafayette Park was closed by the Bushmen.
On 15 February, Radio Baghdad offered negotiations leading to the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from the Kuwait. Bush, in tandem with the new British Prime Minister, John Major, dismissed this rhetorical opening with parellel. For Bush, Saddam Hussein peace offer was « a cruel hoax. » for Major, it was « a sham false. » The Kremlin, seeking to save face, found the proposal « encouraging. » Iraq was now the main military units out of the Kuwait and Bush considered that the time had come to call for an uprising and military coup against Saddam Hussein and the Baath Party Government. « There is another way to stop the bloodshed, and it is for the Iraqi military and the Iraqi people to take matters into their own hands, to force Saddam Hussein, the dictator, to withdraw. » [fn 86] With this call, Bush triggered simultaneous uprisings of the Shiite pro-Iranian in provinces in the South of the Iraq and Kurds in the North, which many now foolishly concluded that U.S. military aid would be paid. It was a cynical ploy, because Bush can consider in retrospect have had no intention to safeguard these rebellions. During the month of March, tens of thousands of additional victims and untold human suffering would be the unique results of these uprisings, which led to the mass exodus of unhappy and miserable Kurds in Iran and Turkey.
The Soviets were still seeking to save half of a face of a massacre which they aided and abetted; diplomacy would also help to take the spirit of the world off the coast of the Baltic bloodshed of the Soviet special forces. During the week after the trial of Saddam Hussein for a withdrawal of the Kuwait balloon, Yevgeny Primakov has attempted to mount a ceasefire. Efforts of Primakov were scanned with single-empire arrogance of Bush, who spoke at the foot up at a photo shoot: « very frankly… While welcoming of its us send it, it is far from what would be needed. » As for me, there are no negotiations. Targets have been set. It there will be no concessions. « Primakov had called that »slaughter must be stopped. I’m not saying that the war was justified before, but its continuation cannot now be justified from any point of view. « A people is destroyed. » Bessmertnykh Foreign Minister has complained that « the plan aimed the Iraqi leadership, so [Bush] has rejected the plan, which did not belong to him. » [fn 87] Diplomatically, the once-powerful Soviet Union had ceased to exist; the collapse of the Soviet State had been accelerated by her posting of the Anglo-American designs in the Gulf, and the opinions of the Kremlin is now counted for nothing.
Primakov and Tariq Aziz went on to transform the original Soviet plan of 8 percentage points in a more demanding plan in 6 points, including some of the claims of the Anglo-Americans on the timetable for withdrawal and other issues. Response by Bush, on the morning of Friday, February 22, was an ultimatum of 24 hours in Iraq to start an « immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Kuwait » or face an immediate attack by the land forces of the coalition. Number of Iraqi units was now already declining; the essence of U.S. demand was to make Iraq to accept a withdrawal if rapid that all equipment and supplies should be left. It is clear that, even if the Iraq had accepted Bush’s term, he would have found reasons to continue the aerial bombardment. Over the following days, the main activity of the U.S. aircraft was to the columns of the bomb of the Iraqi forces, leaving the Kuwait and withdrawing northward with respect to Iraq, in exact accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations. But Bush now wanted to fill his quota of 100 000 dead Iraqi soldiers. During the evening of Saturday, February 23, Bush talked about the White House announcing an order to general Schwarzkopf « use all forces, including ground forces, to eject the Iraqi army from Kuwait. » [fn 88] It appears afterwards that many Iraqi military units had left the Kuwait weeks before the final battle. Knowledgeable observers thought that the Iraqi Republican Guard was reduced less than three combat divisions works by air raids and land of Bush, but soon it became clear that there were at least five divisions of the Republican Guard in the area with something approaching at full power. Finally, on 27 February, after 41 days of war, Bush ordered a cease-fire. « Our military objectives are met, » Bush proclaimed. [fn 89]
Because all reports on operation desert shield and operation desert storm were covered by the strict military censorship, and because most of the United States and the other coalition States news organizations were more than willing to operate under these conditions, most of the details of these operations are still in the domain of the war Anglo-American spirit.
Coalition air fleets had a few 120 000 outputs against the Iraq. If each output had claimed that a single Iraqi life, 120 000 Iraqis perished. In reality, the total Iraqi casualties of the killed, wounded and missing, as well as civilian casualties, famine, disease and plague must have been in the area of 500 000 at the end of 1991.
In early March, Bush addressed a special session of the Congress on what he chose to call at the end of the war. This time, it was the personal apotheosis of Bush; He was frequently interrupted by manic applause. Mind war Bush had succeeded. Resistance to the war had been hunted almost underground; bloody racism held public discourse over for awhile. It was one of the most miserable moments of the American spirit. Bush, who was consciously new wars, was to ensure not to promise peace: « even the new world order cannot guarantee an era of perpetual peace. » Bush has now turned its attention to « the home front », where he was quick to clarify that the new world order starts at home: his main proposal was the omnibus bill on the crime of the administration. One of the main features of this monstrous legislation was an unprecedented expansion in the use of the death penalty for a long list of federal crimes. Bush had enjoyed giving ultimatums international so he decided to try one on the Congress: « if our forces could win 100-hour ground war, then surely Congress can pass this legislation within 100 days. Whether it is a promise that we are doing this evening for the American people. » [fn 90] Bring death to the House, said Bush in effect.
Many commentators, particularly Bush’s allies in the camp of Pro-Zionist neocons, own were very disappointed that Bush put an end to hostilities without liquidation of Saddam Hussein and ensuring the Iraq partition. Bush has chosen by a number of considerations. Additional penetration into Iraq would have required occupation long term of big cities, exposing occupants on the dangers that U.S. Marines had met in Beirut in 1982. If Bush was determined to destroy the Iraq Government, it must provide a Government of occupation, or to allow the country to slip into civil war and partition. One of the big winners in any partition would certainly be Iran; the regime of the mullahs would use its Shiite organizations in southern Iraq to break off a big chunk of the Iraqi territory, placing Iran in an excellent position to threaten Saudi Arabia and Kuwait at the beginning of the post-war period. This would have caused a lot of consternation in the Saudi royal family. Arab public opinion has been inflamed to such a degree that most Arab Governments could not participate in the destruction of the Iraqi Baath party, because it is a goal that was clearly not covered by the resolutions of the United Nations. Based on these and other considerations, Bush appears to have made a feature of breaking decision put an end to the war. Bush ended the war with a request that the list of American victims for the whole of the operation amounted to 223 killed; but, in agreement with the censorship of war spirit which had hidden all procedures, no list of victims was never published. The actual number of those killed is not known and is likely to be much higher than claimed by Bush.
A portion of the South of the Iraq was occupied by the United States and other coalition forces. On 14 March, Bush met Mitterrand on the French Martinique island and there were some falling on questions of the future new world order « architecture » in the Middle East. On 16 March, Bush met with British Prime Minister major on Bermuda. Public line of Bush was that there could be no normalization of relations with the Iraq as long as Saddam Hussein remained in power. Since the time of the Treaty of Sèvres, at the end of the first world war, London had been toying with the idea of an independent Kurdish State in Eastern Anatolia. The British were also anxious to use after the war to establish precedents in international law to undermine the sovereignty of independent nations and to create ethnic enclaves short a full score of the Iraq. British, Israeli and us assets had combined to cause a Kurd large-scale uprising in the North of the Iraq, and this produced a civil war in the country. But the Republican Guard, which would have been destroyed by the coalition and the Iraqi army, were still capable of defending the Government’s the Ba’ath party against these challenges, a factor that has probably also cooled the enthusiasm of Bush for further intervention.
During the second half of the month of March, calls were made for the creation of a Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq under the protection of the coalition. On April 2, the State Department reiterated the line of non-intervention and the Iraqi Internal Affairs ‘hands’ off administration Bush and Bush himself has repeated this line on 3 April. But British pressure was about to create an extraordinary turnaround, which has shown the world that even after the departure of Thatcher, and while he was allegedly at the height of its glory, Bush was still taking orders from London. On 5 April, Bush gave partially to the clamor to intervene in favour of the Kurds, who had now been militarily defeated by the Iraqi army and sought refuge in Iran and in the Turkish mountains of Southeastern Anatolia. April 7, aircraft of the United States has begun airdrops of supplies in these Turkish and Iraqi areas. Then, on 8 April, Major reiterated its request of enclaves of the « security zone » for the Kurds to be created and secured by the coalition in territory carved out of the North of the Iraq. It was a clear interference in Iraqi internal affairs and a gross violation of international law, but the British were saved by theorising choplogic of the Minister of Foreign Affairs French Roland Dumas, who advanced the theory of « humanitarian intervention » as a fig leaf for rich imperialists sweeping power to trample on the most weak and hungry in the future.
Bush was haunted by the specter of getting bogged down in a guerrilla war without end in the mountains of the North of the Iraq, as did the Soviets in Afghanistan. On April 13, Bush before an audience of 2 500 at Maxwell Air Force Base School of war in Montgomery (Alabama):
Internal conflicts have raged in Iraq for many years and we help, and we will continue to help these refugees. But I don’t want a soldier or Airman, pushed into a civil war in Iraq that has happened for centuries. And I won’t have it.
« Continuing Saddam’s savagery has placed his regime outside the international order, » said Bush. But « we will not interfere in the Iraq civil war. The Iraqi people must decide their political future. » [fn 91]
But British pressure was relentless; It was an opportunity to rewrite international law and a blow overwriting previous concepts of sovereignty. Bush has finally LR to the voice of his master. On 16 April, he announced the cancellation of its own policy:
… I have instructed the army to begin immediately to implement several camps in the North of the Iraq where supplies of relief for these American refugees will be available in large quantities and distributed in an orderly manner.
Among those he said he had consulted, Bush said Major. But what of the previous vehement donations promises of Bush ever to take such a measure? A shy voice in the Press Conference that ventured to ask:
Q: do you feel certain enough of their safety that you feel that this is not incompatible with your previous statements on do not put an American soldier’s life line?
Bush: Yes, I do. I think that it is totally different, and I think it’s a: I feel it is what is needed to help these people. And if some can interpret in this way; I do. I think it is purely humanitarian, and I think that representations were made that they would – you know, that these people would be safe today. So I hope that it proves like that. [fn 92]
This decision created an Anglo-American enclave in the North of the Iraq that extended over a period of several weeks before stabilizing. American forces left Iraqi territory before July 15, but some of them stayed behind as part of a force of very disturbing rapid deployment jointly created by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands and based in the southeast of the Turkey. It was called the hammer on operation point (in the jargon of British, sword of Damocles) and would have been stationed his troops to protect the Kurds from future attacks by Saddam. Many observers have noted that this force was ideally placed to go north and East so that the South and the West, meaning that the hammer is about force should be considered as pre-positioned for a possible move into the South, Islamic belt of the crumbling Soviet empire.
April 16 and April 29, Iraq, having met most conditions ceasefire imposed by Bush through the United Nations Security Council, requested that the economic embargo imposed at the beginning of August, 1990 finally lifted in order to allow the country to buy food, medicine and other commodities on the world market and to sell oil in order to pay for them. But Bush commitment to genocide was really relentless. Bush of clogged first requests Iraqi with a debate on the conditions for the payment of the Iraqi repairs and the country’s international financial debt and then declared on 20 may: « at this point, my opinion is does not lift the sanctions as long as [Saddam Hussein] is in power. In Congress, Rep. Tim Penny of Minneosta and Rep. Henry Gonzalez of Texas offered to relax sanctions or resolutions to eliminate them entirely, but the Bush machine blocked every move in this direction. Here isolation Bush risked in the Court of world public opinion. On 12 July, the Aga Khan a return of a visit to Iraq for proposing that the sanctions be lifted. The lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children was in danger because of the lack of drinking water, food, medicine and basic health services; in the summer 1991, infant mortality in Iraq happened almost 400% during the pre-war period.
In the spring of 1991 introduced a political signal which was very worrying for the future of Bush. This bad omen for George took the form of a New York Times editorial written by William G. Hyland, the clone of well-known Kissinger serving as editor of Foreign Affairs, the quarterly organ of the Council New York on foreign policy and one of the flagship of the Anglophile liberal establishment publications Eastern. The article was entitled » Downgrade Foreign Policy » and appeared on 20 May 1991. Hyland thesis was that « the United States never was less threatened by foreign forces than it is today. But the unfortunate corollary is that ever since the great depression the threat to domestic welfare is greater. « Hyland demanded that Bush pay more attention to domestic politics, and its proposals for American military disengagement, abroad were quite radical for frown from the Financial Times,London; that draws attention to the catalogue of Hyland of Bush « » disastrous domestic policy: crime, drugs, education, urban crisis, federal budget deficits and constant pressure on the middle class, the backbone of our democracy. ‘ »
What funders of Hyland had in mind as remedies for these problems boiled down to modern versions of the fascist corporate State of Mussolini. Litany of Hyland that Bush should pay more attention to domestic crises and especially the battered economy American became soon the rhetoric stock of democratic presidential candidates, requiring a transition between corporatism voluntary Bush (the « thousand points of light ») and corporatism mandatory National Recovery Administration of general Hugh Johnson, the economy is organised in mandatory cartels, controlled by the State to reduce wages and reduce its production. It was the reality that lurked behind the uplifting rhetoric about poverty, unemployment and the decline of the bourgeoisie conveyed by the official Democratic presidential contenders who has finally emerged at the end of 1991. But for Bush, the Hyland article was a clear indication that Wall Street has been disappointed by its policy.
On several occasions, Bush has threatened to renew the air war against the Iraq. A threat of airstrikes came between July 25 and July 28, using the question of alleged nuclear programmes of Iraqi concealment. Then, in what amounted to a campaign foray in a number of Western States, Bush made new threats between September 18 and September 20, including a monologue furious at the Grand Canyon in the company of the macabre Scowcroft.
Bush was determined to exploit the momentum gained during the violence and extortion of the crisis of the Gulf to advance the cause of the economic war of trade and war against Germany, the Japan, developing countries and the Soviet bloc. In mid-February, in the middle of the Gulf war, Harpy resident of Bush in the office of the trade representative, Carla Hills, had practically declared war against the Western Airbus European consortium, accusing the Group of companies of protectionism, subsidies and violations of the existing GATT rules. June 27, 1990, Bush had announced its « Enterprise for the Americas », in fact a plan for an area which extends from the north pole to Tierra del Fuego, to be submitted to unbridled pillaging by the U.S. dollar. At that time, Bush had declared that « the United States stands ready to conclude free trade agreements with other markets in Latin America and the Caribbean… and the first step in this process is a commercial agreement with the Mexico. » During the Gulf buildup, Bush met with Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari in the city and home of Agualeguas de Salinas North of the Mexico. The main item on the agenda was the request of Wall Street for a free trade agreement United States-Mexico which, together with the existing Canada-U.S. free trade agreement, would amount to a free trade agreement (NAFTA). The negotiation of this agreement will begin during 1991. The essence of the NAFTA is a zone of free trade fully deregulated in what other plants and other companies in the United States would transfer their operations to Mexico to take advantage of an hourly wage of 98 cents time against $ 11 per hour in the U.S. manufacturing sector. The legal minimum wage to the Mexico was the equivalent of 59 cents now. This was a plan for stores runaway on an unprecedented scale. Mexican sweatshops or « maquiladoras, » have been so brutal in their operating practices as to constitute an « Auschwitz below the border ». Salinas went to Washington on April 7, 1991, and Bush called once again, free trade with the Mexico: « my administration is fully committed to the free trade agreement with the Mexico and the Canada, » Bush said. « It is a priority for the United States, the Government of the United States. »
Then there was the Uruguay of the general agreement on tariffs and trade. The Bushmen in the GATT negotiations was to go forward to what Bush has called « global free trade »; all nations should be forced to abandon their inherent powers to intervene on behalf of their farmers, manufacturers and other producers. An important aspect of this thrust was Anglo-American request the European Community to dismantle its system of payments to farmers. In October, the United Nations, Bush insist on completion of GATT: « The Uruguay Round offers hope to developing countries. I can’t stress enough… History shows that protectionism can destroy the wealth within countries and poison relations between them.
Bush demanded that Congress, the ability to negotiate the GATT and NAFTA based on a ‘fast track ‘. This meant that Bush wanted to be able to negotiate international trade agreements vital, and then submit them to the Congress on a basis all or nothing, take-it-or-leave-it. Congress could make any changes or add statements of clarification; such discussion would undermine the right of the Senate to give advice and consent in the treaties. There was considerable resistance in Congress to the accelerated procedure for the NAFTA and GATT, and this was supported by subordinate staff of the AFL-CIO unions, not wishing to see their jobs exported. But opportunities for discontinuation of the accelerated procedure in the summer 1991 were ruined by the defection of Member of Parliament for the Missouri Richard Gephardt, whose links to the trade unions were strong, but who nevertheless came out, in favour of the accelerated procedure, May 9. Gephardt had clashed at the Bush in 1989, when Bush was recorded in the Gallery of the Congress of the press as complaining « I tell you, I am unhappy with Gephardt, as he has done so really kind of personal.. But during 1990, Gephardt had settled in the mold of Bush Democrat, with the exception of a few objections to Bush’s war policy in the Gulf. In 1991, Gephardt was in the pocket of Bush. Authorized fast track Congress May 23.
Bush has sought to expand the area of ‘free trade’ looting ever southward. A mid-June, Brazilian President Collor de Mello came to the White House, where Bush has hailed as « my kind of guy. Collor, as Salinas, was eager to dissolve national sovereignty in a ‘free market ‘. The discussion revolved around to reduce barriers to trade between the future NAFTA and the common market of the South of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Collor has also promised to preserve the Amazon rainforest, a request that was at the centre of ‘Eco 92’ of the United Nations conference which will take place in the Brazil. Shortly thereafter, Bush held a Rose Garden ceremony to celebrate the progress triumphant of his company for the steamroller of free trade of the Americas since its creation, one year before.
Continuing violence has been the staple of the new world order. Elections in India have been planned for late may, and the likely winner was Rajiv Gandhi, whose mother had been murdered by the Anglo-American secret services in 1984. Rajiv Gandhi, during his stay in the opposition, had experienced a remarkable personal maturation process. During the Gulf crisis and the Iraq war, he had used his position as leader of the opposition to force the low Chandra Shakar Government to reject an American request for landing rights for U.S. military planes transfer war material of the Philippines to Saudi Arabia. If re-elected Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi would most likely have taken a position of leader among the forces of the world determined to resist the Anglo-American New World Order; It would also offer the best hope for London frustrating gambit of a new Indo-Pakistan war, according to the game plan where Bush had participated in 1970. The Anglo-American media do not hide his venomous hatred of Rajiv. He was murdered while campaigning there on 21 may, and his death has been widely attributed to the CIA in India.
Approach of Bush to sabotage and containing continental Europe including implements all create a new war on the region of the Balkans, flank of this continent. This was done as openly as possible, through a visit to Belgrade by James Baker. Baker met with the presidents of the two Federal Yugoslav republics seeking either a Confederation, or else their own pure and simple, Slovenian independence Milan Kucan and Franjo Tudjman of Croatia. Baker has warned both that what they would get no US recognition and no economic American aid if they have seceded from the Yugoslav Federation. « We arrived in Yugoslavia because of our concern about the crisis and about the dangers of a disintegration of the country. The concerns that we have come to Yugoslavia with have not been allayed by the meetings that we had today. We believe that the situation is very serious, » said Baker. The break-up of Yugoslavia would have « tragic consequences ». Baker added one very disturbing: « worry, frankly, history repeats itself. » Baker spoke of Sarajevo and how the conflict in Serbia with the Austro-Hungarian Empire had exploded a devastated general Europe and war. Baker had a special meeting with the Serbian fascist strongman, Slobodan Milosevic, in which Baker has encouraged the Serb military to suppress a rebellion with military means. The onslaught of the Federal Army on the Slovenia and then Croatia, can be dated from these exchanges, which has succeeded in creating the first war and the first bombing of civilians in Central Europe since 1945. Interviews during the same period by Undersecretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, the veteran of Kissinger Associates, who had been on the edge of the American importer and Yugo automobiles to the Board of Directors of a Yugoslav Bank involved in drugs, money laundering, left no doubt of the intention of the Americans: in the babbling of Eagleburger, all other words was ‘civil war ‘.
Brokerages US wax eloquent on how the nascent Yugoslav civil war would prevent investment in most of the countries of Central Europe and would ruin the economic hinterland of the reunified Germany. Yugoslavia had been ravaged by the IMF conditionalities in the 1980s, and it is this plan that Bush has been to impose in Poland, and that he wanted to extend to the rest of Eastern Europe and the republics of the USSR.
Gorbachov had been invited to the Summit of the Group of seven in London as a result of pressure from the continental Europeans that Bush and Major have no no resist. But about what Gorbachov might bring home from this meeting was the promise of a « technical assistance » from the IMF, which means that the advice of Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard, an incompetent charlatan who had presided over the ruin of the Poland. On the last two days of July, Bush went to Moscow for a Summit with Gorbachov that centered on the signing of a Treaty on the reduction of strategic arms. Former condominium partners Gorbachov and Primakov pressed for economic assistance and investment, but that Bush was willing to offer was a vague commitment to transmit to the Congress the Treaty on trade in 1990, which would, if approved, for the extension of the treatment of the most-favoured-Nation in Moscow. The units of forces special Soviet black beret massacred deliberately six Lithuanian border guards as Bush arrived, but Bush has maintained a pose of disinterest in the freedom of the Baltic countries studied. And not only the Baltic countries: after sessions with completed Gorbachov, Bush went to Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, where he rejected a private meeting with Ivan Drach, the leader of the Rukh, the movement of the main opposition party. In the Ukrainian capital, on August 1, « Chicken Kiev » Bush made his notorious speech in which he warned on the dangers inherent in nationalism.
Kiev of Bush’s speech stands in retrospect as compelling evidence his implacable opposition to anti-communist and anti-Soviet movements in the moribund Soviet Union and his relentless desire to do evil. In general, Bush cited his idol, Theodore Roosevelt: « to be common is as shocking to be insulted. » None of us cares permanently so that someone else striving conscientiously to make him good. -What we want to work with someone else for the sake of us two. « Then Bush took to heart of the matter, its unconditional support Gorbachov and the imperial edifice erected by Lenin and Stalin: » some people have urged the United States to choose between supporting the President Gorbachov and supporting the independence of mind of leaders throughout the USSR. ‘ » I find this a false dilemma. « And then the crowning insult to the Ukrainians, who had been denied their national identity for centuries: ‘.. ‘. .the freedom is not the same as independence. Americans do not support those who seek to replace a far-off tyranny with a local despotism. Will not help those who promote a suicidal nationalism based on ethnic hatred. » [fn 93] It was an insult, Ukrainians and other freedom fighters will not soon forget and he had the advantage of opening the eyes of more than some as to what type of birds that Bush really was.
Once again, the Bush policy was a recipe for destabilization, famine and war: he urged the Kremlin to crack down, but did offer no economic cooperation, insisting rather on the super IMF austerity. During the third week after Bush had left Moscow, the aborted putsch of the Group of 8 was held. As a result of the failed putsch, Bush was one of the last world leaders to announce the restoration of diplomatic relations with the Baltic countries by sending an Ambassador; Bush had delayed for three additional days in response to an explicit request for Gorbachov. At the time that Bush had accepted the Baltic freedom was on 2 September. Bush clung to Gorbachov long after the latter had effectively ceased to exist. Gorbachov had disappeared at the end of 1991, and the alternative rejected by Bush in Kiev proved was that real.
Soviet policy led the agenda when Major visited Bush in Kennebunkport in late August. Two Anglo-Saxon champions proposed to offer the former republics of the USSR « by converting their economy into one that works, practical assistance » as Major, put it. This translated into accelerating the « special association » of the Soviet Union (or its successor States) with the IMF, « for membership full in time for those who qualify » because of their adoption of the disastrous Polish model. Bush urged Americans to wait « until the dust settles » and « there are more cards on the table ». « I also turned in to be irritable, » complained Bush comment on his previous remarks, stressing the indifference to personnel changes in Moscow. « And I wonder what we will do an encore next August, John, for » added Bush, « because last year, as you know, it was the Gulf. » [fn 94]
But for George Bush, the essence of post-war months of 1991 was a succession of personal triumphs, a succession which, hoped, to extend until the election of 1992. In mid-May, Queen Elizabeth II visited Washington as part of a tour of several American cities. In an event that marked a new step in the degeneration Corporation of the United States, Elizabeth Mountbatten-Windsor, descendant of the lineage of the hated George III of Hanover, became the first monarch of the United Kingdom never before a joint session of Congress. Elizabeth met with cynical hypocrisy that is the hallmark of Anglo-American propaganda. It depicts old Mao that political power Britain and the United States as United by the rejection of the dictum »grows out of the barrel of a gun ». She alleged that spontaneous reaction from Britain and the United States to the Kuwait crisis has been the same, that it was of « an outrage to be reversed, both for the population of the Kuwait and for reasons of principle than naked aggression should not prevail ». « Our views were identical and thus were our answers, said Elizabeth, paying tribute to Bush. She also seemed to allude to commitments open-ended in the Gulf with its line that « Unfortunately, experience shows that large enterprises rarely end with panache tidy and satisfactory. » One who has preserved his honor by boycotting this session has been member of Congress Gus Savage, who called Elizabeth « the Queen of colonialism », presiding over an empire operated in the third world. Bush basked in the praise directed to the leader of the free world for its part raised a few eyebrows by calling Britain « the motherland ». Enjoyment of Bush has been spoilt by the exhaustion caused by thyroid problems. And not everyone appreciates Elizabeth: a writer of the Washington Post has stirred up the Anglophiles describing him as « this cartoon contained, this relic padded in white gloves, this poorly maintained corgi-button of a faith Defender. » [fn 95]
In early June, it was the triumph granted to general Schwarzkopf for the Gulf war. Bush has seen the parade and overflight of aircraft from a stand of revision set up in front of the White House and personally met Schwarzkopf, when he arrived. In the wake of the war, has said Bush, « there is a new and wonderful feeling in America. » In the Roman triumphs, the victorious general was crowned with Laurel leaves and wearing a purple Toga embossed with golden stars. He also received the services of a slave who reminds him constantly that he was mortal, and that all glory is fleeting. Bush would have benefited from the services of a such slave until June 8. [fn 96]
The high tide of the megalomania of Bush as the Emperor of the new world order was perhaps achieved at the United Nations in September. It was a development of the previous year on the new world order speech. First of all, Bush made clear that the development of the sector could find in the postwar world: « the world has learned that open markets offer levels of prosperity, growth, and happiness that the planned economy could never offer… Here in the Chamber, we hear of problems North-South. But the freedom of trade, including unfettered access to markets and credit, offer developing countries the means to self-government and economic dignity. Should the Uruguay Round fail, a new wave of protectionism could destroy our hopes for a future better. »
Bush then asked credit, if not for the end of the story, then for a revival of the history in the areas that had been dominated by communism. « Communism captives history for years… » This revival of the story inaugurates a new era full of opportunities and perils… History allows people to pursue their natural instincts for the business. Communism froze the progress up to what its failures became too expensive for the same supporters to endure. »
Bush is then passed to the war of the coalition against Iraq which he celebrated as a « third historic breakthrough: international cooperation, » a « response measured, principled, courageous and deliberate to Saddam Hussein » and, more worryingly, « a model for the collective resolution of disputes. » « And this is the point of view of the United States that we need to keep the sanctions of the United Nations in place as long as [Saddam Hussein] remains in power. » « This is not to say – and let me be clear on this one – we have to punish the Iraqi people. »
Bush has demanded that the General Assembly resume its resolution equating Zionism with racism. Approach to Bush in Israel was always balanced, always within the limits of the Knesset; This concession has balanced her insistence of upcoming Shamir at a peace conference that Bush wanted to hold in late October.
Peroration of Bush returned to the theme of the single Empire, Anglo-Saxon New World Order:
Finally, you can ask on America’s role in the new world that I have described. Let me assure you, the United States has no intention of striving for a Pax Americana. However, we will remain committed. We do not beat a retreat and pull back into isolationism. We offer you friendship and leadership. « In short, we look for a Universalis Pax inspired aspirations and shared responsibilities. [fn 97]
The Emperor of the new world order had spoken; now, woe to the vanquished!
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1 Suetonius, the lives of twelve Casears (New York: modern library, 1931), p. 258.
2 Suetonius, p. 172.
3. « bush is optimistic after negotiations with Gorbachov, » Washington Post, > 14 March 1985.
4 Bob Woodward, commanders, pp. 54-55.
5. « bush dismisses the complaint by Gorbachov, » Washington Post, April 8, 1989. »
6. « Reagan is concerned by the indecision of Bush, »Washington Post, may 6, 1989.
7. « bush rebuke critics of armaments policy, » Washington Post, September 19, 1989.
8. « bush Hails ‘Dramatic’ a decision, Washington Post, November 10, 1989. »
9. « bush: the President secret, » Newsweek, January 1, 1990.
10. « Berlin and Bush emotional wall, » Washington Post, November 14, 1989.
11. « the text of the speech by President Bush, » Washington Post, November 23, 1989.
12. the people, April 9, 1990.
13 see ‘Monitoring of thyroid problems’, Washington Times, may 29, 1991. This article, in order to prevent the player to join the unleashing of broccoli with mental and thyroid problems in the spring of 1990, hastens to add: « There is no evidence that the lack of broccoli causes serious disease. » Graves disease was lable official White House Bush thyroid disease, which doctors without political to grind axes tended to be classified as grave’s disease.
14. « transcript of the Press Conference by Bush-Gorbachov, » Washington Post, > 4 June 1990.
15 Jim Hoagland, « L’affaire behind the Summit », Washington Post, June 5, 1990.
16 see ‘ Marshall said he never heard of the candidate nominated by Bush, « New York Times, July 27, 1990; »» « » Marshall Slams Gavel on Souter, »Washington Times, July 27, 1990. At the same time that Marshall quit smoking, Rep. William Gray of Philadelphia, the Democratic majority Whip, announced his resignation from the House to become the President of the United Negro College Fund. Gray had been attacked by heavy police state of the FBI and was ousted from office. In a few weeks, Bush had alienated the black leaders of these two legislative and judiciary branches of the Government.
17 Hobart Rowen, « A near-depression, » Washington Post, January 10, 1991. »
18. « bush opens the door to the tax-hike talks, » Washington Post, may 8, 1990. »
19 Alan Friedman, « The Neil Bush bailout », Vanity Fair, October 1990.
20. « bush defends Fitzwater in S & L finger, » Washington Post, June 21, 1990. Bush vetoed H.R. 770, the family and medical leave Bill, which would have required employers with 50 employees or more to provide to their employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid >, employment protection each year to care for a new child or a seriously ill child, parent or spouse, or to use as ‘sick’ If an eployee is seriously ill. The extent not required that the employer continue health benefits while the employee was on leave. The House failed to override the veto by a vote of 232 to 195 on 23 July 1990.
21. « the President of a family of importance, » New York Times, July 12, 1990.
22 « Silver Fox speaks of his mind, »people. weekly, August 1990.
23. Finally, report, Neil Bush was released in Houston, where he took a job as a « new business director with TransMedia Communications. This company is a subsidiary of the first network, a company based in Denver, which is owned by Bill Daniels, a friend of the Bush family. According to informed sources, the new job of Neil Bush was obtained with the help of John McMullen, a minority shareholder in first network and owner of the Houston Astros baseball team. Neil was housed at the Houstonian hotel, which is also the voting address of Father George. According to the press accounts, Neil Bush was still hoping to sell her home in Denver for about $500 000. See Houston Chronicle, July 17, 1991. To help defray the legal costs of Neil, a Fund was established with the help of former Democratic Congressman member from Ohio and a member of Skull and Bones Thomas L. « Lud » Ashley, President of the Association of Bank Holding companies. a pressure group. In April 1991, federal regulators completed their investigation of 14 months on Neil Bush by ordering him to refrain from future conflicts of interest in its commitment to financial institutions insured by the federal Government. It was the sweetest penalty in the official arsenal. In May 1991, the FDIC decided to settle their suit of negligence with Neil Bush and the other digits on Silverado’s $49.5 million. See the New York Times, June 9, 1991.
24 Webster G. Tarpley, ‘ Bush courting a war in the Middle East and another oil shock is? « , Executive Intelligence Review, March 31, 1989. Beginning August, 1989, after organization Pro-iranienne of the oppressed of the Earth announced sound execution of U.S. Marine, Lieutenant Colonel William R. Higgins, Bush did publish a battleship and a carrier in the Eastern Mediterranean and a support in the Northern Arabian Sea, thus threatening the Iran and Syria, whose forces have gone on alert in the Bekaa Valley and the elswehere.
25. « stop Rush of Bush in World War III, » federalist, February 11, 1991.
26 ‘ administration tries to blunt the Israeli criticism, « Washington Post, March 6, 1990.
27. « for Bush, life in the performance shots, » New York Times, July 6, 1990.
28 the Bush Gulf crisis: the beginning of the World War III?, special report from EIR (Washington, September, 1990), pp. 27-28.
29 good Woodward, commanding officers (New York, 1991), p. p. 205 – 206.
30 Nora Boustany and Patrick E. Tyler, « Iraq Masses of troops at the border between the two, » Washington Post, July 24, 1990. See also the New York Times, July 24, 1990.
31. ‘ U.S. pursues a diplomatic Solution to the crisis in the Persian Gulf, warns Iraq,’ < = « » I = « » > 25 July 1990»
32 Bush Gulf crisis: the beginning of the World War III? (Washington: Executive Intelligence Review, 1990), pp. 28 – 29
33 Woodward, commanders, p. 218.
34 Woodward, commanders, pp. 224-229.
35. Washington Post, August 3, 1990.
36. Washington Post, August 9, 1990.
37. New York Times, August 4, 1990.
38 Woodward, commanders, p. 253.
39 Woodward, commanders, p. 254.
40 see Maureen Dowd, « the guns of August doing a whirlwind of Dervish Bush even faster, » New York Times, August 7, 1990, and « the long week: how the President decided to draw the line, » New York Times, August 9, 1990.
41 ‘ decision was made Saturday at Camp David, » Washington Post, August 9, 1990. »
42. « transcript of the Press Conference Reamarks by Bush on the Iraqi crisis, » New York Times, August 6, 1990.
43. Washington Post, August 9, 1990.
44. New York Times, August 7, 1990.
45. New York Times, August 9, 1990.
46. Washington Post, August 9, 1990.
47. « ‘ talking about Bush a ‘ new world order:’ foreign policy tool or a simple Slogan? », Washington Post, May 26, 1991. »
48. Washington Post, August 28, 1990.
49. « bush: Out of these troubled times… a new world order, » Washington Post, September 12, 1990.
50 Eleanor Clift, ‘the ‘ Carterization’ of Bush, Newsweek, October 22, 1990.
51 facts on File, 1990, pp. 740-741.
52 see Newsweek, October 22, 1990, pp. 20 ff.
53. Washington Post, October 25, 1990.
54. « bush seeks firing of the official party, » Washington Post, October 26, 1990.
55 « of candidates Spurn Bush Embrace, » Washington Post, October 24, 1990.
« 56. » on the West Coast, the President of the Rails against Democrats, »and ‘Democrat says Bush » stifled the economy,’ » Washington Post, October 27 and October 30, 1990.
57 Kevin Phillips, « The bombs of Bush’s Blueprint », Newsweek, November 19, 1990.
58. « bush is strongly questioned by legislators on political Gulf, » Washington Post, October 31, 1990.
59. business week, November 19, 1990,.
60. New York Times, 29 November and 11 November 1990.
61. the Washington Times, November 8, 1990.
62. Washington Post, November 9, 1990.
63 James Reston, « too early for Bush to dial 911, » New York Times, > 12 November 1990 « .
64. New York Times, November 15, 1990.
65. New York Times, November 16, 1990. >
66. Washington Post, November 16, 1990.
67. « support policy of Gulf view ‘Point-to-point teetering,' » Washington Post, November 19, 1990.
68. « citing US Will protest to the Swiss Geneva Incidents », Washington Post, November 25, 1990.
70. Washington Post, December 1, 1990.
71. New York Times, December 20, 1990.
72. Washington Post, January 4, 1991.
73. Washington Post, January 10, 1991.
74 ‘ ready to Hatfield Senator forgiven, records show, « Washington Post, may 10, 1991.
75. Washington Post, January 13, 1991.
76 ‘ Sheddings tears, Bush tells Baptists to pray as the Gulf war, approached, « New York Times June 6, 1991.
77 see photo, Washington Post, August 4, 1980.
78. « Billy Graham: »I am not a Communist, » » Washington Post, May 20, 1982. »
79. « bush and the holy war of Saddam’s words, » Washington Post, February 3, 1991.
80 people, December 1990, p. 53.
81 «first lady breaks his leg while sledding, « Washington Post, January 14, 1991.
82. New York Times, January 18, 1991.
83. Washington Post, January 19, 1991.
84 « describing the Moral debate, Bush captive Audience, » Washington Post, January 26, 1991.
85. Washington Post, February 6, 1991.
86. Washington Post, February 16, 1991.
87. Washington Post, February 20, 1991.
88. Washington Post, February 24, 1991.
89. Washington Post, February 28, 1991.
90. New York Times, March 7, 1991.
91. New York Times, April 14, 1991.
92. New York Times, April 17, 1991.
93. New York Times, August 2, 1991.
94. Washington Post, August 30, 1991.
95. Washington Post, 17 May and 25 May 1991.
96. Washington Post, 9 June 1991.
George Bush: the unauthorized biography – by Webster g. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin
Chapter XXV- Crisis THYROTOXIC
César grammaticos not super
(The Emperor cannot defy the grammarians.)
-Marcus Pomponius Marcellus to Tiberius
When we speak as an ideologue, George Bush has always expressed a great admiration for Theodore Roosevelt. When Bush moved into the Oval Office, he removed the portrait of Calvin Coolidge, placed there by Reagan and replaced by a likeness of the Rough Rider. Bush references for his dedication to Theodore Roosevelt are scattered throughout his public career, and in particular his White House years. They came thick and fast during the Panama invasion, but were also important during the Gulf crisis. Here is a late November, 1990:
Certainly, I get inspiration from Teddy Roosevelt. In fact there is a parallel, not an exact parallel course between San Juan Hill and the city of Kuwait. I just read an interesting treatise on Teddy Roosevelt; his conviction and his determination and leadership inspire me. All of these things inspire presidents, I think. [note 1]
Approval of Bush for Teddy Roosevelt is recognition for a vision of the world and political orientation. Inseparably from that, it is also a declaration of affinity for some form of psychopathology associated with Teddy.
As one of the authors has shown [fn 2], maternal uncle of Roosevelt was Captain James D. Bulloch, the head of the secret service Confederate in Europe and the outfitting of the infamous Confederate raiders Alabama, Shenandoah , and others. Theodore elevation to the Presidency was a personal union between the patrician financial of New York-Boston with slave owners secessionist. First of all, Teddy Roosevelt was a steward political interests Morgan that dominated Wall Street. We see that Teddy Roosevelt networks share some characteristics with those of George Bush. In many ways, these are the same networks.
In outlook and politics, Theodore Roosevelt was the President who raised the solidarity of the white race, in particular its component of « Anglo-Saxon », above the ideas of the American revolution. The argument was that shared ‘blood’, language, culture and other links between the « French-speaking peoples » were much more important than the American system of Franklin, Washington, Hamilton, Henry Clay, Lincoln. Roosevelt marked the end of the strong animosity towards the British Crown which had been left in American public life as a result of the British support for the Confederacy during the civil war. Roosevelt conducted a wave of racial hatred against the Chinese and other oriental yellow-skinned; against Latin Americans and peoples of Mediterranean origin; against the Germans; and against black and brown skin people in general.
Teddy Roosevelt was of course a militant anti-imperialist and empire-builder. The « Roosevelt corollary » to the Monroe Doctrine is not corollary, but rather a total reversal of the original intent of anti-colonialiste of Monroe and his Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams. Application of Teddy Roosevelt to exercise powers of international police on debtor countries launched a new imperialism, this time based in the United States.
Teddy Roosevelt was a dedicated Malthusian who did everything he could to leave the economic development of the West of the Mississippi River to the United States. This Malthusian ecology lives in the environmental administration of the « President ». To enforce its foreign policy, Teddy Roosevelt has been at the forefront of the creation of an American State of the national police. He made his debut by attacks from State police leaders in the New York Tammany democratic machine as Commissioner of Police in New York City and later its aggression to other groupings of riding, the kind Bush today revile as special interests. Roosevelt founded the centerpiece of the State apparatus of police national US, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and made Charles Bonaparte, a relationship of the Imperial House French, the first FBI Director. Program « trust-busting » Roosevelt, (which destroyed industrial forces is opposed to the Morgan interests) and conservatism has led to the creation of a range of regulators, who are busily strangling the American economy today.
At a deeper level: If London could not rely on the United States as a future ally, it is doubtful that the British Government would have favoured the Russia and France to go to war with Austria-Hungary and Germany in 1914. Without the certainty in the short term of the American intervention on the British side, the Bolshevik revolution would have been much less likely. Role of Theodore as the first openly and extravagant Anglophile U.S. the President after the civil war and helped pave the way for some of the largest disasters of the 20th century.
Beyond all the political and policy issues, Bush is attracted by psychological Gestalt of Theodore Roosevelt. Teddy Roosevelt suffered from a very limited attention span. He was vain, self-centered, unstable and tense to exhibitionism. The most concise summary of the pathology of the teddy bear can be found in a letter by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice of the British Foreign Office, certainly one of the most important influences on the life of Roosevelt; some would call him British controller of the teddy bear. Another British diplomat, Valentine Chirol, complained focus wandering bear plush and the intermittent attention span, spring-Rice replied:
If you’ve taken a little impetuous boy on a beach dotted with a large pebbles exciting much, you wouldn’t remain interested for a long time in a pebble. You must always remember that the President is about six. [fn 3]
This agitated and distracted, inability to concentrate, this inability of prolonged contemplation and examination of issues and problems, is one of the factors that made Teddy Roosevelt the psychological wreck it. Teddy couldn’t think; the psychological background noise was much too strong. Instead, it has been pushed to undertake his exploits of legendary hunting for the murder of vast quantities of birds and animals, his prodigious feats of physical exercise and, later, its hollow martial posturing as a Rough Rider.
Abraham Lincoln is the polar opposite Theodore Roosevelt on all these points of world Outlook and literary expression. Bush has often paid lip service to Lincoln as a great president and even organised a conference at the White House on the contributions of the President of the civil war. But there were also moments in which Bush revealed his instinctive hatred of Lincoln unattended. In the mid-1990s, Bush attended a show at the Ford Theater, which is still used for drama productions and other events in downtown Washington. At the end of the evening, that Bush has asked a correspondent if he had had his evening. Bush noted that while Lincoln was able to enjoy the first act of the play he had seen at Ford, Bush, had been able to enjoy the entire evening. This quip has been reported in the British press.
Affinity of Bush for Teddy Roosevelt is more deeply based on cognitive impairment shared these two politicians. In the case of Bush, the inability to think more clearly expressed in the inconsistency of verbal expression. Thanks in part to Dana Carvey, who has an overview of this side of the character of Bush, the issue of « Bushspeak » is on the table at least since 1987-88. But Bush has been spitting on fuzzy verbiage for a long time. The following example was recorded by Elizabeth Drew in February 1980, during a trip from Worcester, Massachusetts to Boston. Ms. Drew said that Bush seemed to enjoy campaigning. Bush replied in part:
I do it. Is not so terrible? I like a lot and I say ‘awful’ only because I just starting to wonder this what the heck is happening to me, you know, but I really appreciate it. I loved by the way by the cafeteria, joking with them and learn stuff and sitting and chatting and trying to respond to the person and still have a topic of concern for respect. I mean when I say that I’m better. I’ll be better, more sensitive, more strong, things like that. And there is the smell of the blush and other crap. There is of it. I mean, it’s very different today. There was a time that person is nondescript in hot weather even see me. I’ve been there four months alone, and here people are waiting. And there is a certain front adrenaline that exists today. If all goes well, there will be more of them. Maybe not: I’ll maybe ugly and they will go away, but it’s part of the fun. Part of it is the process itself. It is a good process. [fn 4]
The main feature of this example is the total lack of rigour Bush; his personal language is incapable of expressing the causal or precision. Already the object relations – are blurred, history are a Kingdom of everything that happens, and verbal action has diminished to insignificance. Below the passionate and enthusiastic persona is a spirit who is petulant, bored and jaded « on everything that does not affect the interests of the ego. The result is an impression of overwhelming, undifferentiated banality. Is remembered with a narrative voice as follows:
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that sort of David Copperfield crap looked like, but I want to go in, if you want to know the truth. First of all, it annoys me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages each if I said something personal to their subject. They are very touchy on something like that, especially my father. [fn 5]
The Holden Caulfield of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye inhabited world which also belonged to George Bush, the world of Northeastern prep schools in the 1940s. Aside from the obvious parallels between George and Holden, there is the interesting question of whether Bush may have a closer relationship with this literary character. During the time of the Holden Caulfield wandering around New York City, he took a girlfriend to a theater matinee performance; during the intermission, the girlfriend, named Sally, tasks « some jerk she knew on the other side of the lobby. A guy in one of those grey flannel suits very dark and the other of these chequered jackets. Strictly Ivy League. Big deal. » Holden tells the conversation later between Sally and her friend: « you should have seen him when old Sally asked him how he liked the game. » It was the kind of a fake who will give a room when they respond to question someone. He backed away and stepped right at foot of the lady behind him. He probably broke every toe in his body. He said the game itself was no masterpiece, but that the Lunts, of course, were absolute angels. Angels. For Chrissake. Angels. Who killed me. Then he and Sally began to speak of many people, that they both knew. It was the phoniest talk that you ever heard in your life. « The worst was, the shaking was one of these very fake voice, Ivy League, one of these very tired, snobby voice. It sounded like a girl. He did not hesitate to horn in on my date, the bastard. I even thought for a moment that he was going to get in the cab cursed with us when the show ended, because he walked about two blocks with us, but he said he was to meet a bunch of Phonies for cocktails, he said. I could see them all sitting around in a bar, with their accursed, checkered vests criticizing shows, books and women patients tired, snobby voice. They kill me, these guys. »
Who was a friend of Sally? « It was called something George – I remember- and went to Andover. » Big, big deal ». Who was the « bogus Andover bastard » which so exasperated Holden Caulfield? Is this really a very early onset of George Herbert Walker Bush? J.D. Salinger is not known for giving interviews, but George Bush, big man on campus in Andover, was a figure of some note under the clock in the Biltmore during the beginning of the 1940s, which seems to be at the time in this episode.
Bush devotion to genetic determinism racist recalls a figure somewhat earlier of the Eastern liberal establishment in the literature; It’s the Amory Blaine by F. Scott Fitzgerald This Side of Paradise. For egotistical Amory Blaine, whose motto was « I know myself, but that’s it », and who yelled at one arch-traitor and arch-villain « farewell, Aaron Burr, you and I knew that the strange corners of life, » was also a supporter of the superiority of whites and blondes. As Amory tells one of his friends from College:
We took the year-books for the last 10 years and you looked at the pictures of the Board of Governors. I know that you do not think much of this Assembly, but it is not successful here in General. Well, I guess only about thirty-five percent of all classes here are blonde, are really light – yet two-thirds of each Board of Governors are light. We looked at pictures of ten years, you mind; This means that all men with hair light fifteen Councillors class an is on the Board of Governors, and men in black hair, it is only a fifty. [fn 6]
The other figure of F. Scott Fitzgerald that shares traits with Bush is Nick Carraway, the graduate of Yale, who is the narrator of The great Gatbsy. Nick Carraway was fascinated by Jay Gatbsy and other inhabitants of the vocalist of organized crime, recalling the long friendship of George Bush with Don Aronow and other workplace Meyer Lansky in Florida.
Other aspects of the prospects for Bush and a mode of expression can be traced to Dink Stover at Yale, a series of novels of the boy by Owen Johnson who started going out after the first world war, just after the Brothers Harriman, Prescott Bush, and Neil Mallon had graduated. Dink Stover was a PREPPY of Lawrenceville, who spoke of democracy and equality in his first three years at Yale. He has always helped old ladies and doing the right thing. When press day rolled around, Dink Stover has been tapped by the Skull and Bones. The key elements of public mask of Bush or persona, correspond to the community-service oriented vaticanum Dink Stover, an early addition to the thousand points of light.
Language of Bush is the mirror of his personality, and deserves more than brief review. The most remarkable quality of Bushspeak is the first of all its inconsistency garbled and lost syntax. In one of his debates with Dukakis on September 25, 1988, Bush commented on the number of homeless who are ill mentally:
But – and I – look, mental – that was a bit exaggerated I would say about 30 percent. [fn 7]
Some may claim that the statements more dissociated by Bush are not its own responsibility, but rather arises from Bush trying to regurgitate the contents of the verbal briefings and information books. This assertion has a specious credibility. During appearances hyper prepared like the debate with Dukakis, Bush tends to spout lines that mix phrases and one-liners who drilled it. In a reply on the policy of defence during the same debate with Dukakis, Bush said: « we will make some changes and some difficult choices before we go to the deployment on the Midgetman missile, or the Minuteman, whatever it is. We will have – the MX. We will have to do this. « And then he added: »it is Christmas. « And then, as the audience began to laugh, » wouldn’t be nice to be the man of the ice, so you make a mistake, ever? » « The reference to Christmas was meant to be auto-ironique; September 7, 1988, Bush announced that it was Pearl Harbor day; now, on 25 September, it announced that it was Christmas.
But inconsistency blurred so is a staple of the speech spoke of Bush, that it cannot be attributed solely to the pressure of its managers. It is a life habit that has become stricter over the years of his presidency. In February 1988, Bush said voters in the New Hampshire primary:
I have a tendency to avoid on and so forth, eloquent pleas. I do not talk much, but I think, maybe not articulate much, but I feel. [fn 8]
Bush was afraid to not be an exciting candidate? « Charisma short? » In need of a transplant of charisma? Not much, « was his reply. A high school student from Knoxville, Tennessee wanted to know if the president would seek ideas from abroad to improve education. Response by Bush:
Well, I’ll kick my what a right in the area of the Secretary of education. But, Yes, we all – he travelled much, goes overseas. We have many people in the Department who did this. We will be having an international – this is not as much education as dealing with the environment – a major international conference to come. And we get it all the time – the exchange of ideas. But I think we have – we put out there – and I want to give credit to your Governor McWherter and your former Governor Lamar Alexander – we’ve got great ideas for a national programme objectives-in this country – the Governors who responded to, perhaps, the principal of your high school, name of God. [fn 9]
In a speech to graduating seniors College, Bush described the visit of new Czech president, Vaclav Havel, to the White House in the early 1990s:
And the look on his face, as the man who was in prison, a dying man, or life – some – for freedom, that stood there, hoping against hope for freedom. [fn 10]
Bush once admitted that he had difficulties to follow the most basic sense of direction in her mental life; He told a group of schoolchildren, « I read so much sometimes I start to read backwards, which is not very good. » [fn 11]
Bush is a bureaucrat and an administrator in the soul, with all the sinister connotations that they have rightly acquired during the 20th century. His speech is very bureaucratic and is famous for these conditions. Bush obsessions with « things », as in the famous ‘vision thing,’ reflects the essence of Aristotelian bureaucratic cataloguing. We saw the thing « adversary » in 1976; Since then, we have seen the ‘Super Tuesday ‘thing’ and « vice presidential thing », a nostalgic look at « this thing drill » wink, referring to « Experience in drilling at sea » of Bush. [fn 12] When Bush spoke by phone with the astronauts of the space shuttle Atlantis, he asked: « How was the thing of real deployment? » Sometimes this can even occur in the plural, as in this reference to her dog Millie puppies: « Kids love these little blurry things. » Language of Bush is also dotted with official Washington inside-the-Beltway acronym. « My colleagues Allied and I should agree to resume these ideas at the top of the C.S.C.E. this fall, which will be held around the signing of the C.F.E. Treaty, » Bush once said. Those who do not know what GATT, RI, G – 7, start, Cocom, OTS and Chapter VII means are going to have trouble after Bushspeak. [fn 13] And as all bureaucrats, Bush loves the passive voice. Its stock on Iran-contra answered, « the mistakes have been made. Who has them? The response from Bush, that it claims is borrowed from Yogi Berra, was « do not the wrong mistakes ».
Very often the statements of Bush are designed to defend against detractors. In the spring of 1988, Bush asked his reaction to the comic strip Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau and political satire of Dana Carvey’s Saturday Night Live. Bush replied:
I used to get tense in this regard. My mother still does. It is 87. She does not like it when people say things false and ugly of his boy. That said, it doesn’t bother me any more. You know why, because we took a tremendous pounding, not only elitist like Doonesbury, coming out of the elite of the elite, but false allegations and you know I worry more, because the American people don’t believe all these stuff. So I mean, why should I be any tense? [fn 14]
Although he loves suggests that it is his opponents who are the real elitist, sometimes Bush must defend his own patrician social environment against criticism. When Bush campaigned in New Jersey before the 1988 primary, he was asked if the patrician Governor of this State, Tom Kean, had a background so similar to Bush that he could not be tried as Bush vice presidential running mate. Response by Bush:
A they ask Tom Kean then that it was a great success in business, a great success within the Government, they had asked where he went to school or what has been his career? They said, ‘ Tom, you may not be a very good Governor because you were not born in a log cabin in the middle of Newark’? No, they ask that… So I don’t worry about fitting in a sort of mould. It is what you feel, what you think, what kind of experience you had. « [fn 15]
Several times Bush’s remarks is aimed at avoiding the questions. Often, he refused to talk about his role in Iran contra: « I forgot to tell you, I speak of what I have said to the President, » was a favorite line. Who would be his running mate? « I forgot to tell you, I’m not in the business of speculation. Would he purge supporters? « I forgot to tell you, we will have big change. » [fn 16]
Bush called himself « a simple kind of guy. » Often, he denied having « a rancor in there » against his opposition, but his States of rage became more and more difficult to control over the years. He was unable to control his temperament to defend his kow-towing to Deng Xiao-ping in 1989; After a defence ranting of its China policy, he thanked the press for their questions, saying: « So, I’m glad you asked because then I evacuated a spleen here. » [fn 17] Episodes of rage of Bush were often associated with public criticism. Commenting on once more the comic strip Doonesbury, Bush once confessed: « four years ago, I’d go ballistic when I read some of this stuff. But good, he does his thing, and I’ll do mine. » ‘Ballistic’ Bush refers to a rage mount that could lead him to chew on the carpet of the White House. It is a not infrequent. For any fits of anger, Bush invented another expression, « semi-balistique, » as in a remark casual during the campaign of 1988, his feelings when given drafts of speech it finds inappropriate: « everyone on this aircraft will have seen me semi ballistic when people hand me things that I won’t just say. »
Another State of feeling which, judging by the evidence of his statements, was explicit for Bush is the State of being « frantic ». During the 1988 campaign, Bush was asked about his tendency to assail Dukakis. Bush responded »
I feel not frantic. I feel not under time constraints. There’s a little elevation of cholesterol, the level of frustration going back. So I’m getting a little more combative. [fn 18]
In 1989, Bush has still faced grilling on the Iran-contra to postpone. « You’re burning time. » The meter is running through the sand on you, and I am now filibustering, « quipped Bush. [fn 19]
Model of uncontrollable rage States Bush has deteriorated in 1990, in the interwar period between Panama and the Iraq. In February 1990, Bush was bombarded for duplicity, lie to the press and excessive secret diplomacy. After sleeping a night on Air Force One en route to a Summit of the fight against drugs in Colombia, Bush came out of his neighborhood to confront the travelling press in a way that the correspondent of the Washington Post found « both gruff and teasing. » Bush, visibly furious, announced « a new relationship » with journalists. « In the future it will be a little different. I think that we have too many press conferences, »ranted Bush. « It is not good. This is overexposure to the thing. » Had he not well slept?, asked a reporter. Bush replied:
I can not enter into the details of this. Because someone will think it’s sleep, someone will think it is too little. I’ll give you a glimpse of who. I had a very good night sleep to. And I never – if I felt better, it would be a frame-up. There is something that you can use.
Bush was furious because he had denied that he was preparing to be a quadripartite conference on the future of the Germany, and such a conference was announced the next day. Bush had been misleading about its plans for the Summit in Malta with Gorbachov, and he had kept secret the mission of Scowcroft and Eagleburger in Beijing on July 4, 1989. Different press accounts had noted these discrepancies, and Bush was now to have a fit. There sign a joint communiqué at the drug with the Colombia, the Peru and the Bolivia Summit?
I hate to be secret, say nothing of misleading. But I won’t tell you that.
It would discuss possible ban on U.S. military’s drug trafficking?
I’m not going to discuss what I will reveal.
Drug Summit would bring any surprise proposal?
I will not discuss if there are any surprises or not. This is a new thing. A new approach. Although I won’t discuss it. I will not discuss.
The Colombian Government should now abandon its policy of extraditing drug traffickers?
Bush: I have no comment whatsoever on it.
Q: did you know on this subject?
Bush: I have no comment on the question about if I knew on this subject.
Q: is it true?
Bush: I can’t comment on the question of whether it is true or not.
Q: we turn you into this?
Bush: Yes. When I told you… that I thought not there would be an agreement [on the quadripartite Conference on the Germany] and then they did shortly a case, and I am struck for decieving you. If it is going to be a little different.
Would it set a Summit with Gorbachov on June 1990? Bush again refused to answer, « because I won’t be burned to present or do something misleading. » Later in the same afternoon, Marlin Fitzwater, the spin doctor top White House, tried to interpret what had been a child fit of rage by ensuring journalists: « it was just a joke. « It was in fun. » [fn 20] With hindsight, it is also clear that thyroid that Bush was also on the trail of the war.
Later, the same spring, Bush went ballistic semi when reporters refused to join him to go jogging at 7:15 in Columbia, South Carolina. Journalists from the White House that all received a call from 07:00 clock invites to join Bush for jogging in 15 minutes; usually journalists watching Bush in the scenes, but this time he was magnanimous in inviting them to come running with him. There are no volunteers. Bush then harassed Rita Beamish of Associated Press by running with him, 13 laps around a football field, for a total of 25 minutes. But even after this effort, Bush was always full of fury. He began to launch a rant to the press:
The rest of the lazy guys, go out and run. An adjustment of the America is a fine American. An adjustment of the America is a strong America. Adjustment of America should include photo [Bushspeak for photographers] dogs as well as print reporters who cared little for, sit in the stands, while some of us are out running.
Bush then attacked ‘men boom’ that hold microphones on long poles to pick up Bush’s remarks. Shortly before, a boom man was accidentally dropped a microphone on a table in the Oval Office, and Bush had complained apoplectically from ancient ruins; If it had been the Office of Theodore Roosevelt? Bush railed that if exercised boom men more, they would have more strength « in the forearm to keep these microphones in the air. » A reporter responded to the tirade: « I don’t are paid to play with the President when he wants to play. » [fn 21]
When he is on vacation, Bush has always maintained a frenetic pace, hyperkinetic. After winning the 1988 election, Bush has repaired in Delray Beach, Florida, prancing with his friend plutocrat William stamps amal III. Despite the exhausting rigors of the campaign, Bush « » has spent most of his time, exercise and rest: a quarter-mile swim, a run of 20 minutes and a NAP. ‘ » He returned from a two mile ‘in optimistic mood », almost dizzy race [fn 22]
Antics hyperkinetic of Bush in Kennebunkport during September 1989 were described by an observer from first-hand as follows:
It was just an average day on vacation from President Bush.
Hungry to catch a bluefish, he packed his speedboat fidelity and headed towards the sea. But when he remembered that he had forgotten the first Lady Barbara Bush, he returned the ship and accidentally stumbled upon a Board of Directors, which broke a propeller.
Undeterred by his disabled boat, the President has taken his party towards the mine of iron horse, where they threw several games for about 45 minutes that Mr Bush exclaimed, « Mr. Smooth recidivism » each ring. But soon, which has aged, and it was time to head to the golf course of 18 holes.
It’s President Bush, a man of almost manic movement. During his vacation, the last thing he did was relax. He is up at dawn to make jogging, on the tennis courts, starts off the coast for the golf, pitching horseshoes, fishing, swimming, entertaining friends.
Bush, in short, sitting « cannot remain. » He even accepted a dare by his grandchildren and Dove off a stone thrown into the Atlantic ocean, which is kept at the cold along the coast of Maine by the Labrador current frigid. [fn 23]
George Herbert Walker reformed the rules of golf, by eliminating the stymie; George Bush turned the game into a maniac exercise called « speed golf », whose purpose is to complete the 18 holes in the short possible time interval. According to a journalist who tried to match record of 1 hour and 37 minutes for a trio Bush, compared to almost four hours for quiet golfers. Speed Golf may not be for everyone,
but it is the game of President Bush, however. He calls it polo basket. Bush took a nice game and did what a reporter called a gruelling – on wheels. « It gets barely out of the cart, whacks and he went, » said Spike Heminway, a friend of long standing of Bush and frequent partner of game. Others have dubbed it aerobic golf or golf on the fast track. « Do you know who is the winner in speed golf? » asked me a doctor from Portland, Maine. « The first condition in the hole. [fn 24]
During the summer 1989, « » Bush proved be an exhibitionist fun but implacable, « wrote another commentator. » « » He was always restless and rarely alone. « Get out on the golf course, he called for silence: »all rights, the crowd is hushed. They have the impression that Mr. Smooth is back. « Later, when it came time to play tennis, Bush ordered a press aid round dogs picture and reporters to »come see what Mr. Smooth is as on the courts. « [fn 25] routine of Newsweek, Bush was a »pentathlon ».
Desire for Bush to the frenetic movement, seeking in space, what has been lost in time, continues in his notorious penchant for travel abroad. In July 1991, he had 339 257 miles on Air Force One and visited 32 countries, in less than 30 months, exceeded the previous record set by Nixon between 1969 and 1974. [fn 26]
Bush has a history of psychosomatic illness. During the 1950s, while he was in his early thirties, he was, in his own words, a « pessimistic Chronicle. » One morning, during a « hectic business to London trip » Bush fainted in his hotel room and was unable to get to his feet. A hotel doctor believed to have food poisoning. Bush said that he later sought treatment from Dr. Lillo Crain the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Crain told Bush that he had a bleeding ulcer. « George, you’re a type of classic ulcer, » said Bush was told by Dr. Crain. « A young businessman with only one speed, all-out. » You try to do too much and you worry too much. » Bush said that he had expressed doubts, there was no chance that he could change his ways. The doctor replied, « it would be better, or you won’t be around in 10 years, maybe five. » Dr. Crain said: « If you want to prevent this from happening again, it is to you. » [fn 27] Bush claims, he has worked to « channel my energies » and « never had a relapse. »
After Bush on May 10, 1989 White House physical examination, a cyst was found on the ring finger of the right hand of Bush; It was surgically removed in October 1989 and pronounced benign. It would have been only problem for Bush. April 12, 1990, physician Dr. Burton Lee of the White House announced that Bush « is in excellent health. » « He continues to keep in great shape through vigorous physical activity ». Bush has been diagnosed with ‘early glaucoma’ left eye, a condition that was treated with eye drops Betagen. Hips and the rays back Bush x confirmed the presence of a ‘soft degenerative osteoarthritis, »that would have been, had been discovered by previous reviews. [fn 2] March 27, 1991, Bush was given a further systematic physical, and the doctors of the White House (and spin) announced once more that their charge was in « excellent health ».
On May 4, 1991, Bush delivered a speech in exercises of commencement at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This campus was the site of the first anti-war teach in the time of the Viet Nam, in 1965, and the Ann Arbor campus was the scene of significant activity against the war during the adventure of the Gulf of Bush. Today Bar was also present. His new speech writer Tony Snow, the former editorial page editor of the Washington Times Moonie had contributed to a speech attacking the inquisition of campus called « politically correct ». The scene was the cavernous Michigan Stadium South of the main campus, a larger version of the Circus Maximus in Rome. Bush sought a corner for the 1992 campaign issue, and the dictators of campus political correctness were a large target. There were hecklers with signs denouncing the Bush, then he launches into his text with force:
Although the movement is the result of the commendable desire to sweep debris from racism and sexism and hatred, it replaces the old prejudice with new ones. He said some subjects off-limits, certain expressions off-limits, even certain gestures off-limits… In their own way Orwellian, crusades that require behavior correct crash diversity on behalf of diversity.
At this stage the rowdy came to life with loud chants of « Bush lies. » Since the beginning of the Gulf crisis, Bush had been confronted by hostile demonstrators. We know of his 1965 with Ronnie Dugger debate how much he was upset by these « extremist ». The chants continued as the Bush furious struggled to make themselves heard.
The power to create is also based on other freedoms, particularly the freedom – and I think that on it right now – to speak of the spirit. I had this written in the speech, and I didn’t even know if these guys there were going to be here.
The demonstrators have maintained the chorus of « Bush lies. » Bush temperature was from semi-balistique to ballistics. He said students at
.. combat the boring Policy Division and derision. We will rely on our friends and colleagues to meet the reason… And I remember much of this: we must overcome the temptation of attributing bad grounds for people who disagree with us. [fn 29]
After this speech, Bush flew to Andrews Air Force base and from there by helicopter to Camp David. During this period, White House Chief of staff to Bush, John Sununu, became the target of criticism from the public due to its frequent use of military aircraft for holiday weekends and holidays ski. Grey boy came to travel forwards as the executor of the White House regulations against Sununu, whose motto was « fly free or die. » There were also moves to reopen the investigation of surprise from October 1980, always a point of immense vulnerability for Bush. He had been forced to refuse once again may 3 that he had engaged in secret negotiations with the Khomeini regime to delay the release of American hostages in Tehran.
Slightly after 15:30, Bush gathered his retinue of secret service agents and announced that it was time to go jogging. After about 30 minutes, he began to complain of fatigue and shortness of breath. He then proceeded to the infirmary of Camp David, where Michael Nash, a member of its team doctors resident, has determined that Bush is experiencing atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm irregularity. Nash has recommended that Bush go to Bethesda Medical Center for treatment. Bush arrived in Bethesda at 18:00.
The news that Bush came to Bethesda Hospital was flashed by agencies around the world. Bush showed a rapid and irregular heart rhythm. The heart works less efficiently, producing a tendency to shortness of breath, light-head and even fainting. Sometimes atrial fibrillation is associated with linked a heart attack or damage to a heart valve. The first step in treatment of Bush was attempting to slow the heart rate and restore normal rhythms. After an hour of testing, doctors gave Bush digoxin, a drug used to restore normal heart rhythm. When digoxin has proved to be unable to do the work alone, Bush doctors began administering another drug for heart, procainamide. Although doctors claimed that Bush has shown « indication of a positive response » to this therapy, cardiac irregularity of Bush was drug-resistant and persisted Sunday, may 5. Doctors also began to administer a drug anticoagultant, Coumadin, in addition to aspirin. Bush had so guarded with four different drugs.
At this stage, the medical team of Bush has been forced to consider the electrocardioversion, a procedure in which an electric shock is administered to the heart, temporarily stop the heart and the reset of his pace. This perspective has been sufficient to create a crisis of the entire regime, as should have been electrocardioversion Bush to undergo general anesthesia, which in turn would have authorised the transfer of presidential powers to Vice President Dan Quayle. In 1985, we saw that Bush was the beneficiary of such a transfer, when Reagan was operated for colon cancer. The transfer could be made under Section III of the twenty – fifth amendment to the Constitution, which stipulates that
Whenever the President transmits to the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of representatives his written declaration that he can discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice-president, Acting President.
The spectrum of the Dan Quayle-begotten one acting President wave of public expressions of dismay and disarray. According to a public opinion of Washington Post-ABC poll released May 7, 57% of respondents said that according to them that Quayle was not qualified for support as long as the President acting. In the night of Sunday, may 5 to May 6 Monday, Bush was always sporadic episodes of an irregular heartbeat. But on the morning of Monday, may 6 his suddenly doctors pronounced him fit to return to the Oval Office, where he was sitting at his desk from 09:30 and took over what was described as his normal working schedule. Doctors admitted only that they had asked Bush to restrict his usual / frantic of recreational sports schedule.
Bush has returned to work wired with a portable heart monitor. It is a device about the size of a pager telephone, with white wires, leading to patches on his chest that measured the rate of the heartbeat. Bush said that he was « Back to normal and the same old me. » He refused to show his heart rate monitor with the quip « you think I’m Lyndon Johnson? » LBJ has pulled up his shirt to show reporters a scar on his stomach after a gall bladder operation. [fn 30]
On 7 may, the chief physician of the Bush, Mr. Lee Burton, made a presentation in Bethesda, where he revealed that end of Bush with atrial fibrillation was due to hyperactivity of the thyroid gland. Lee assured the press that the problem had been a thyroid hyperactivity that secrete too much thyroxine hormore, which helps regulate the body’s metabolism rate. This hormone goes into the circulatory system and therefore can disrupt the proper functioning of the heart. Reduce the rate of production of thyroid hormone and everything would be back to normal, was the message. Lee said that Bush would suffer a thyroid scan and other tests to determine the appropriate treatment. Contradicting previous statements by Fitzwater that did there was no recent danger signal regarding the health of Bush, Lee revealed today that Bush had suffered a loss of low weight and unusual tiredness during years episodes previous weeks of jogging. Weight loss had been eight or nine pounds in the month preceding the Bush was hospitalized. Bush had been quite tired to complain, ‘ Gee whiz, I must be getting old, « on previous joggers runs. [fn 31] Some of the symptoms of Bush seem to have emerged in February, at the time of the war in Iraq. Lee said that Bush has never suffered his thyroid functions tests because he had shown no symptoms of thyroid disorders – an absurdity of the patent. According to Lee Burton, the first sign of a thyroid disorder came Monday morning, when a blood test showed that the level of thyroid hormones in the blood of Bush was above normal. These results were then confirmed with blood tests repeated.
The official White House line was that it was good news, since thyroid disorders have been easily treated. Fitzwater recounted that « the President was overjoyed. It means that the problem was not a problem with her heart and it is practically 100% treatable. » Lee Burton rang with his opinion that the biochemical hyperthyroidism is « easily treatable ».
On 9 may, Bush doctors announced that he was suffering from what they chose to call the graves ‘ disease, a condition where the thyroid gland becomes enlarged and produces excessive levels of the hormone in response to the « false messages » from other parts of the body on the amount of hormone is required. Grave’s disease is a disease of the immune system in which the body produces an antibody that « mimics » the hormone that usually indicates how to produce thyroid thyroxin. A litmus test was supposed to have involved Bush’s swallowing of a low dose of iodine radioactive, followed by observation with a device that looks like a geiger counter to get a picture of the thyroid. This thyroid scintigraphy revealed a gland that has been expanded and absorbing iodine to the faster than the normal rate. During this press conference, the medical team of Bush also conceded that Bush had suffered an attack of atrial fibrillation in the form of an ‘episode’ rather short on the night of Tuesday, may 8.
During the press conference, Lee Burton reiterated once more history than thyroid of Bush had never been tested during his annual previous or other tests. He offered the estimate that the Bush thyroid problem had developed after his last medical examination, which was conducted on March 27, 1991. According to Dr. Kenneth Burman, a specialist in thyroid to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which had been assigned to the case of Bush, the question of whether the thyroid testing should be a part of the routine physical examination has been controversial. Burman added that his personal opinion was that these tests were not profitable! Press reports reflect the surprise on the part of the outside experts on the negligence alleged thyroid tests. Also joining this press conference was Dr. Bruce K. Lloyd, the head of cardiology at the medical center in Bethesda.
Bush doctors announced that he had ingested a dose of radioactive iodine on the morning of May 9. Bush drank this iodine in Bethesda. A thyroid expert, Dr. Bruce D. Weintraub of the National Institutes of Health, told the Washington Post that, as a result of this cocktail, thyroid that was designed to destroy a large part of the thyroid of Bush, the public can now see « a slower and less frantic George Bush. » [fn 32] As a result of the radioactive cocktail, Bush was « slightly radioactive » for a few days and told to refrain from hugging her grandchildren for their protection.
Some experts have called attention to the anomaly would have been bizarre that Barbara Bush had been diagnosed as suffering from Basedow disease in January 1990, in the immediate aftermath of the crisis in Panama. One of antibodies associated with grave’s disease triggers abnormal deposits of fat behind the eyes, leading to bulging eyes that are associated in the popular mind suffering of hyperthyroidism. For some time after that she was diagnosed, Mrs Bush suffered disturbances in his vision. In addition, during the summer 1990, the family Millie, a springer Spaniel, dog turned have contracted lupus, another autoimmune disease. Millie has been treated with prednisone steroid and apparently retrieved medications. Finally, it turned out that son of Marvin Bush, a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, was also devastated by an autoimmune disease, this regional enteritis of time.
As will become unclear, it would have been good reason to investigate frequent episodes of apoplectic anger of Bush as a causal factor in autoimmune diseases by its immediate surroundings. The most likely explanation for the afflictions of Millie and Barbara, is that they were all two frantic hunting by splinters of obsessive and filled with fury of George in the family quarters of the White House. This may have included various forms of mental and even physical violence. The emotional shock of life with George would be more than enough to produce auto-immune problems in his entourage. Perhaps in an attempt to divert attention from this very plausible path of investigation, Marilyn Quayle was sent forward to tell CNN of a plan to test water at the residence of the vice-president at the Naval Observatory, where George and Barbara have lived for eight years before moving to the White House. Mrs. Quayle told the media that the Bush White House doctors had « ordered all sorts of tests » on water in the residence of the Vice President, who has more than a century. « Obviously there is a bit of trepidation, » said Mrs. Quayle. « It seems a bit much of a coincidence. I don’t worry too much about, but I think that it is something that is not looking in. « Mrs. Quayle said she hopes that the results of the tests »relieve large numbers of people – certainly, I hope that they relieve mine. »
What Marilyn Quayle was referring to was part of a program to test the water at the White House, the Naval Observatory, Camp David and Kennebunkport. Sanitary engineers were supposed to be looking for concentrations of iodine and lithium, two chemicals related to thyroid disorders. Bush doctors later said that they had ordered tests in hopes of discovering clues to the remarkable coincidence of three autoimmune diseases in the Bush household, including the dog Millie. Installation of Bush was a studied scepticism: « You’re joking », he said. « I will not lose confidence in the water at the White House until we know a little more on this subject, »said Bush. In all cases, the water in the White House « tasted very well for me. » [fn 33]
During the visit of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Bush himself described as « tired dead ‘ on one occasion during the visit. At a press conference on 20 May with Chancellor Helmut Kohl of the Germany, Bush met with a hoarse voice and his attention seems to wander. Asked about his poor performance with Kohl, Bush admitted that he had suffered « slow down on mental processes. » More than once, he seemed to lose his train of thought when answering questions of journalists. The hoarse voice was still noticeable in a press conference on 21 May. The same day, the White House announced the results of what was billed as the first complete health of Bush from the day check wherever he ingested radioactive iodine. The White House said that Bush had lost a total of 13 pounds since the beginning of the crisis, but that he had managed to regain a pound and a half. Tests have shown that thyroid functions of Bush are now in the low normal range, it was also suggested. Doctors attempted to justify by saying that it reflects adjustment of the body to an overactive thyroid gland, less than two weeks at least before, but might have become hyperactive after radioactive iodine therapy, which destroyed the thyroxin producing cells fatigue Bush. From this point, Bush was still taking digoxin, procainamide, Coumadin, aspirin and non-radioactive iodine drops. The latter, it was said, were designed to reduce the amounts of thyroxin entering the bloodstream. [fn 34]
Bush was in Kennebunkport for Memorial Day, and the White House propaganda machine has been debited of the line was that it was now well on its way to complete recovery. « I sleep much better and I feel really good and I would that be approximately four days here, » Bush told the press. « A little sleep after lunch here, which is well taken. Slept very well. « During this weekend, Bush tried fishing at nine of his favorite places. Sunday, May 26, Bush played a total of 27 holes of golf. Reporters found it to its old habits because he « surrounded the golf as a man on a merry-go-round. » When he « passed at the 18th hole once more on these holidays, he threw exuberant a golf club in her basket and looked horrified when it hit near one of its services secrets guards. » According to the press, Bush was still suffering from dry mouth. It had reduced its consumption of caffeine and alcohol. Monday, may 27, Bush went to New Haven, will speak at the opening of the Yale and lost three books due to the rigors of the trip. Tuesday, after he had returned to Kennebunkport, he told journalists: « yesterday I got a little tired at the end of the day, and today I feel good. You owe it to yourself the rhythm a little. « [fn 35]
Bush’s speech at the Yale commencement was devoted to a pugnacious defence of its China policy, the policy of kow-towing to the butchers of Beijing. In the words of one observer: « address of George Bush at the Yale class looked more like a crisis of anger than a speech. In this document, he was defiant on the renewal of most favoured nation for the Chinese commercial status and excessively condescending to the opposition, that he must face. […] The Commander in Chief resolutely seemed to be Crabby candidate of yesterday. He can do what he wants to talk about both sides of the mouth and the scene one strike of pre-emption on the critics who say that its position is immoral. « [fn 36]
Wednesday, may 29, Bush proposed a freeze on the purchase and production of missiles ground – ground in the Middle East. That day, Bush was still out on the golf course, and questions about his health have raised once more his awful personal appearance, which has better transmitted by a photograph that appears on the first page of the London Financial Times on Thursday, May 30.
After early June, refers to Bush the atrial fibrillation and thyroid crisis became extremely rare, a tribute to the power of the networks Brown Brothers, Harriman/Skull and Bones. On 5 September, Lee Burton announced that he had stopped daily doses of Bush of procainamide and digoxin shortly after the middle of August. But Bush continued to take daily doses of coumadin to prevent blood clots, to replace medicines lost thyroid hormore production and aspirin every day, also to prevent blood clots. This announcement was made at the end of the 29th day of Bush in Kennebunkport vacation. The spin from the White House was that Bush « seems to have managed to overcome the loss of weight and fatigue associated with the condition of the thyroid gland, called Graves disease and treatment for it.» [fn 37] Then, in mid-September, Bush has undergone a medical examination of two hours, designed to provide a medical « seal of approval » for the health of Bush as he was preparing to run for re-election in 1992. « I have to prove I’m fine, » said Bush as he went to the health check. According to Mr. Burman, « President has been restored to its normal state vigorous good health. » Lee said that all tests had shown the heart functions of normal Bush; He also said that no there was no recurrence of atrial fibrillation after May. Bush said in August that the only thing that could stop him from seeking a second term would be a health problem. Now, he describes his own State as « 100 per cent. Perfect condition of health. « [fn 38] and which the regime feared, that is.
Despite the claims by Mr. Lee, that political considerations play no role in its treatment, it is clear that the statements by doctors of the White House on the physical and mental health of Bush should be regarded with the greatest scepticism; These statements are likely to be as reliable as censored operation desert storm war bulletins. Was that even a problem with the health of Bush, including his State of mental health? The answer is an emphatic yes, yes supported by observation of paroxysms continued obsessive rage from Bush, who has not abated at all. Bush remains on an emotional roller coaster, complete with the typical personality hyperthyroidism snatch. In short, Bush thyroid and mental disorders were most devastating implications for its ability to govern.
The first question concerns the nature and even the name of disease of Bush. According to a leader of Baltimore psychiatrist who could not be described as politically hostile to Bush, it is clear that the man in the White House suffers symptoms of Graves disease. The difference between Basedow disease and graves is more than a technical quibble: the term used in the English-speaking world as Basedow disease is misleading because it minimizes symptoms of a mental disorder which are more explicitly associated with Basedow disease. According to the specialist, it is useless to test the water at the White House, the Naval Observatory, Kennebunkport and Camp David, because it is well established that Basedow disease is triggered emotionally. An emotional upheaval, a psychic shock or other mental trauma stimulates the master gland of the endocrine system of the body, the pituitary gland, in an overproduction of the hormone, which in turn causes hyperactivity of the thyroid gland, in speeding up the overall metabolism and exacerbating the nervous and emotional crisis. This tendency to overstimulation of the spirit, the pituitary, the thyroid, the spirit and so on becomes a vicious cycle, free food, which can be life-threatening if not treated effectively.
According to this expert of Baltimore, the fact that Bush has had a pattern of atrial fibrillation is concern not so much because of what it portends for the heart of Bush, but rather because it shows the case of this Bush of Basedow disease is already well advanced, with a significant excess of thyroid hormone. The overproduction of thyroid hormone can theoretically be controlled through the administration of radioactive iodine, but this does not mean that the disease itself is easy to treat or control with any finality. Precisely because Basedow disease is triggered emotionally, a sudden increase in emotional stress can lead to a renewal of the erratic behavior.
The good news, in the opinion of this expert, is that patients with grave’s disease do not have to be placed in a psychiatric hospital. Their symptoms can be managed, although they will continue to have ups and downs. But this management requires a stress-free environment. The implications for the additional mandate of Bush in the White House are fairly obvious: the Federal Aviation Administration will not license to pilot any to a person who has been diagnosed with Graves disease.
Baltimore specialist noted also that although blood samples of Bush, taken by his doctors from the House white and frozen for months and years, could undergo thyroid hormones in order to answer the question very important when cases of Basedow disease Bush really began, these results could be fragmented due to the daily variations in the level of thyroid hormones. If a sample was taken after Bush learned the news that Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz had refused to accept the letter of threats of Bush presented to him by the Secretary of State Baker, level of thyroid hormone that day Bush could be high enough to justify immediate hospitalization.
In the opinion of this expert, these points were all represent standard, well-known medical doctrine which is the subject of any controversy among doctors and specialists. Medical team of the Bush White House must therefore be fully aware of each other.
According to a professor from California of Radiology, hyperthyroidism is traditionally associated with patients who are irritable, restless, hyperactive and emotionally labile. Often, they do not have the ability to concentrate and have symptoms of anxiety. They also exhibit impulsive behaviors. In addition, there are problems purely and simply psychiatric which are associated with hyperthyroidism. This professor has made the Bush decision to open hostilities against the Iraq, in which he rejected the opinion of eight of the nine defence ministers, three former Chairmen of the joint staff and other experts to make war. This kind of decision-making process could be associated with hyperthyroidism of Bush? In the opinion of the specialist, it is difficult to say, because of the difficulty of determining precisely when Bush hyperthyroidism began. Choice of Bush of Dan Quayle as a running mate may also fit into this type of model.
This Professor of California noted that there is a literature of hyperthyroid patients who developed schizophrenia. Sixty percent of patients suffering from hyperthyroidism shows an intellectual impairment to some degree. What Bush will be as if and when it becomes euthyroid? California Professor has considered this a fascinating to follow question.
According to a Venezuelan endocrinologist, hyperthyroidism should be considered a psychosomatic illness is characterized by obsessive States. When the patient is unable to consume his own obsession, cardiac arrhythmia and results. When this happens, the condition of the patient deteriorates. This mechanism gives strongly suggests that these patients of thyroid disqualified for positions requiring stress and heavy responsibilities. According to this expert, it would be hard for Bush to remain in office until January 1993, and it would be folly for him to attempt a second term. This specialist has a background of research in the psychological causes of thyroid disorders; a form of the etiology of hyperthyroidism, which he studied involves the tendency of young children whose parents died to develop problems of thyroid gland as a result of grief and mourning.
The question of the influence of hyperthyroidism of Bush on his decision, in particular its furious and obsessive decisions to go to war in the Gulf, and the Panama could not be avoided even by the pro-Government press. An article in the New York Times by Dr. Lawrence K. Altman, MD, asked the question, « an overactive thyroid gland affect mood and judgment? After this piece, experts interviewed admitted that they had « questioned a theoretical link between the [Bush] Basedow disease and presidential decisions. Most experts believe that hyperthyroidism sufferers do not make decisions as well as they would normally. « »An important issue », says Altman, »is when Mr. Bush of Basedow disease cases has begun. » A way to shed light on this issue would be to test blood samples that would systematically keep Bush doctors. But the secret service has a policy to destroy all these specimens for safety reasons! According to the Dr. André Van Herle of UCLA, in patients with hyperthyroidism, « some are not disturbed at all; others are basket cases ». Specifies that Altman
hyperthyroidism sufferers can exhibit unusual as behavior showing shortened attention spans, make decisions, behave frantically and tiring more easily than usual. People have been known to inexplicably get married or divorced when these important decisions are out of character. Students with an overactive thyroid can be so nervous that they are unable to attend the class or they do poorly on tests.
The worst form of hyperthyroidism, known as crisis thyrotoxic, can be charctarized by fever, marked weakness, muscle atrophy and psychosis. Mr. Bush doctors have described his case as sweet and or near crisis thyrotoxic.
According to Dr. Peter C. Whybrow, head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, mild depression may be an initial symptom of hyperthyroid disorder. People with overactive thyroid glands are not quite so well, « running » according to him. « They feel, for reasons they cannot explain, a little agitated, a little concerned with themselves, jumpy. Their concentration is a little off. « According to Altman, »some experts have raised the possibility that Mr Bush could have had hyperthyroidism slightly in the campaign presidential 1988, or even earlier. « Any normal medical examination, administered by a private physician would have detected thyroid disease of Bush through an analysis of blood of $20 which is done automatically, unless it is specifically excluded by the doctor in advance. [fn 39]
These views have been supplemented by a piece in the Washington Post by Abigail Trafford, editor in Chief of the health supplement weekly of the newspaper, who was herself victim of Basedow disease. Mrs. Trafford put warned its readers of « the bad news: it is difficult to live with and adapt to Graves disease. » What is missing in all the optimistic press releases from the White House is the powerful emotional impact the disease has on many patients and the effects of hyperthyroidism on mood, behavior and judgment. « And while graves is, in effect, curable, it can take months, sometimes years, for people to get their back to normal thyroid function. » Joshua L. Cohen, Assistant Professor of medicine at George Washington University, said Mrs. Trafford, « Basedow disease strikes on a psychological basis and it strikes a population that is not used to the notion of being sick. » According to endocrinologist Washington James N. Ramey, « There is no question that emotions are severely hand. » Terry Taylor, head of Endocrinology at Georgetown University Medical Center described the serious patients’: « emotionally, they may feel very good and very bad. There are a lot of ups and downs… « » They cry to the ads TV. « » It should be several half-lives down the level of thyroid in the blood. « This is why some patients take three months to feel like »their old me », and some take a year. Mrs. Trafford recalls that on 10 August 1990, during the first week of the crisis in the Gulf, when Bush left for his summer vacation in Maine, he was heard to say:
Life continues. I have to keep moving forward. Cannot remain in the same place all the time. [fn 40]
According to the manual of medical-surgical nursing by Lillian Sholtis Brunner and Doris Smith Suddarth, hyperthyroidism « » may appear after an emotional shock, stress, or infection – but the exact meaning of these relationships is not included. « » According to these authors, « patients with well developed hyperthyroidism have a group characterstic of the symptoms and signs. Presenting symptom is often nervousness. They are emotionally hyperexcitable; their State of mind is likely to be irritable and fearful; they can’t sit quietly; they are suffering from palpitation; « and their pulse is abnormally rapid at rest, as well as to the effort. » Disease « can progress relentlessly, the untreated patient became emaciated, intensely nervous, delirium – even disoriented – and heart finally ‘ running itself to death. » « These authors also point out that »no treatment for hyperthyroidism has been discovered that fight the cause of its base, »Although a number of forms of treatment is available. As part of the treatment, it is recommended to « overview of the management of nursing » following:
Nursing care is designed to help the patient overcome his symptoms and help them return to a euthyroid state. The nurse supports in a calm manner and that includes a large part of his nervousness and anxiety is beyond his control. To decrease the irritability of the nervous system, activities may include the following: protecting the patient against stressful experiences as upsetting visitors or the presence of boring or very sick patients. provide an environment fresh and sleek; and encourage the patient to listen to pleasant music, clear television and interesting entertainment and leisure for relaxation. [fn 41]
It is the sentence, a description of the White House room.
During this debate, newspapers have published summaries of substances which are considered as having an influence on the activity of the thyroid gland. It was germs such as yersinia enterocolitica, certain types of retroviruses, lithium, iodine and the so-called goitrogenes. This last category includes chemicals in vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage.
The New York Times of May 19 on board two letters to the editor of this topic. One of Professor Franklin M. Loew, Dean of the Tufts University veterinary school, recalled that the vegetables from the family of the Brassicaceae family such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage and broccoli contain substances that can help prevent Basedow disease. The other letter reported that the popular guide, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, recommends lots of broccoli to guard against the dangers of hyperthyroidism. Once more, all this has asked Bush explosions on broccoli, who have called on her by doctors seeking a way to mitigate some of its symptoms.
At the operation desert storm operation really crisis thyroid? On 20 may, some of the most fanatical support of the Iraq war had attempted to anticipate the discussion of the role of mental instability hyperthyroid in military decisions of Bush. It was William Safire, who wrote:
Then, with more sinister intent, we can expect this question: how was unusually activist mindset of the President after the Iraqi invasion, affected by hyperthyroidism? He was hyper August 2? The overactive gland affected his decision to launch the air war or the ground war earlier this year? [fn 43]
Bush himself was asked to comment on this possibility. He told me that any idea that his warmongering in the Gulf had been facilitated by his thyroid condition was « quite simply, old-fashioned malarkey.» Before leaving on a visit to St. Paul, Minnesota, Bush protested that his health was fine. « I’m not suspicious, that you know, you’re wondering what’s going to happen, » said. It makes me happy, that all goes well. They diagnosed he treated her right, right, and there is nothing more serious for it. « Just after it had boarded Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base for his trip in the twin cities, Bush summoned reporters and said: »I just want to say that everything is fine. «Asked about the side effects of this medication then five, Bush replied that its drug « affects my belly. »»» But it does not affect my willingness and readiness to get to the office. « In an apparent allusion to the comment famous Lincoln on alleged alcoholism of general Grant, Bush even suggested that his thyroid excess may have been an advantage: » there is a great man who has suggested, « If this is your problem, then get more thyroid problems because it went very well, indeed. » » « [fn 44]
In June, there is advice of Bush and his retinue that he could not run for President again in 1992. It was largely a cynical public relations ploy, trying to generate a story when it was clear that Bush was obsessed monomaniacally by grasping power as long sound he could by any means. During a visit to Los Angeles, Bush alluded to this issue and attempted to stand as a man whose sense of duty for voters only would consider a re-election if it was in perfect condition. He would go again? « I haven’t decided. It is too early. Don’t push me. » There were gruff note again. No reason why it could not? « Can’t really think a reason except, of course, health. »
I would owe it to the American people to say, « Hey, I’m for work for more than four years. » I think that [my] health in good enough shape to certify, but I want to take a look later. I can’t tell you I still feel perfect, but I’m getting there… I want to get off all this medicine. [fn 45]
I am absolutely convinced about that one – if you had to ask me about that one today ‘ hui – I think that health in good enough shape to certify, ‘Yes.’ But I want to take a look later. I do not know. I’m a woman strong-willed. Oh, she is strong. The Silver Fox, boy.
It wouldn’t be decided running of a battle. The fact if there is a battle and there will be, that would make me inclined to say I’ll be a candidate. [fn 46]
Under this same number of deception, Barbara Bush also floated a trial balloon that George could give up in the second half of his birthright. Speaking of the period 1993-1997, Mrs. Bush has told a reporter, « I wouldn’t mind if he gave me [over the years]. I wouldn’t mind that if it didn’t work, I wouldn’t be terribly disappointed if he ran. « During this meeting, Mrs. Bush also revealed that George, despite his treatment of hyperthyroidism, was still fairly manic of wanting to play golf at dawn: » sometimes he told me at 5 o’clock in the morning, « If you played golf we could go out and play now. ». «Mrs. Bush admitted that she was now taking golf lessons; «»» I want to be with George », she explains. [fn 47]
But six weeks later, during the Moscow Summit, Mrs Bush went over his personal concerns to look at the right historical necessity in the eyes: ‘I really think that it must operate again, honestly. And why was that? « For the sake of the country. I think there a lot remains to be done, and I think that it should. Now, I will not that this is a public announcement. » How about lingering doubts as to the physical condition of Bush? « It goes well. And you know the myths will begin, and we have to stop it. The President is doing very well. He made jogging on Sunday and played 18 holes of golf. In addition, we had a large group for dinner. The President is great. « Repeat this line for ABC and NBC television, Mrs. Bush has denied that she would try to talk about George out of a bid for a second term. She suggested that these ideas have been largely the creation of the press, a somewhat hypocritical stance. [fn 48]
With regard to the burning issue of the precious bodily fluids of Dan Quayle, tests ordered in may showed there’s little lead in old pipes at the Naval Observatory. Marilyn Quayle has shared this vital intelligence with a group of Republican fat cats at a fundraiser in Orlando, Florida. « We got some back reports that were not real comforting, » said Marilyn. « We had higher lead [levels] that what was supposed to be there in some different faucets, but it was not all over the House. » We want it to be redone because it did not make sense. « But experts argued that there is no link between lead and Basedow disease. [fn 49] Of course, lead-lined cups and other drinking vessels used by the wealthy during the Roman Empire have sometimes been cited as a factor of significant mental instability of several emperors.
At the beginning of August, Bush met with a group of perception pimps and other political advisers at his Camp David retreat. Pollster Bob Teeter was there, as well as Robert Mosbacher, who was on the trail of the Interior to the President of the campaign. Brady, Quayle and Sununu, William Kristol of Quayle staff and specialist media Roger wings were also present. A few days earlier, Bush said that « only a problem of health » could him to give up, but « I don’t have one right now. The same day, Lee Burton had certified Bush as being « in excellent health. » [fn 50] End of October, the Bushmen were already dinners fundraising of $1000-a-plate, with Bush, Quayle, Mosbacher and other heavies of the regime. Bush was running with a vengeance.
Comparing the evidence presented here so far on the etiology and symptoms of Graves disease with motif of Bush of activity, between 1988 and 1991, three general conclusions are proposed:
1. Since 1987-1988 at the latest, George Bush has exhibited a marked tendency to obsessive rage States, often expressed by the compulsive public demonstrations of extreme anger and lack of self-control. These States of obsessive rage and almost psychotic impulses behind them can be considered likely for Basedow disease psychological trigger, psychosomatic autoimmune disease.
2. There is much evidence that important decisions, including inter alia the decisions Bush militarily to Panama and the Iraq attack, were greatly facilitated by these States of obsessive rage.
3. There are indications that failure of Bush to kill or capture Saddam Hussein, combined with his inability to destroy the Government of the Iraqi Baath party, frustrated by one of Bush’s obsessive compulsions and may thus have contributed to a crisis of hyperthryoid and the emergence of atrial fibrillation in early May 1991. Alternatively, the accumulated tensions of the Gulf crisis, possibly in combination with other events, can enough to precipitate the hospitalization of Bush.
The question that remains to be considered is that Bush can be considered cured of the disorder mental and physiological involved with his hyperthyroid crisis. The answer is that Bush has clearly continues to exhibit these symptoms of rage, irritability, outbursts of uncontrollable, compulsive and frenetic activity and impulsive decisions that we conclude were part of the trigger for grave’s disease in the first place. In the first half after Bush bu its cocktail of radioactive iodine, and it has not become more tranquil. Its agenda remained packed and his hectic sporting calendar. It always tends to make unpredictable ripped. He had often lost control of his emotions in public, most often through rage, but also by crying and other forms of affective disorders.
June 5: Bush sent to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta, Georgia and recounted his tearful decision to Camp David to launch the Gulf war. « And the tears began rolling down the cheeks and our Minister smiled in return, and I no longer worried how it looked to others, » Bush said Baptists. As seen by Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times, the scene has proceeded as follows:
At that time, the voices of Mr Bush beat, and tears filled his eyes. He has brushed them with a finger. Then he turned to one of the cameras near the lectern, flashed one of the incongruous smiles often appear in his moments of emotional discomfort, and stressed his cheek. « Here we go », said.
Mr. Bush has subsequently confessed to reporters that he felt a little embarrassed by his display of emotion to the delegates. « I am doing this in the Church », he said. « Maybe in public is a kind of a first, or maybe a third. » [fn 51]
According to other accounts, Bush’s ‘ voice broke »and he » grew husky and choked. »
16 June: Bush went to Los Angeles to attend a party thrown by Malibu producer Jerry Weintraub, who has been responsible for films like « The Karate Kid » and « My Stepmother is an Alien. » Bush also played Golf with Ronald Reagan, outdriving and exit from the former president of aging. One press account suggests that Bush has maintained his pace hyperhtyroid:
Apart from playing golf, Mr. Bush continued his usual mad race of recreation. This morning, he was so eager to make a game of tennis as her motorcade roared offshore without his personal help, his personal physician, and, most important, the army officer who operates the codes of launching nuclear missiles. Pissed off by this omission, the White House aides hurriedly rounded transport and accelerated agent for tennis courts.
During this trip, Bush has also experienced an explosion of rage highlighted by reference to a journalist in 1988 Newsweek cover that explored « the wimp. factor ». He left Bush as follows:
You talk about the WIMP. You talk to the guy who had a cover of a national magazine I’ll never forgive, put this label on me. [fn 52]
From 11 to 12 July: on July 11, Bush received the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu in Kennebunkport. Asked about the hearings of the Senate on his appointment of Robert Gates as head of the CIA. (With anything more than a Congress, to approve the appointment of Gates should have been considered as a free provocation. Gates had been up to his neck in it and the Iran-contra coverup and withdrew during a previous attempt to occupy the same office. Now Bush was stirring up the Iran-contra affair once more. Washington rumor has been the first choice Bush for the position had been Don Gregg, and that managers of Bush were exahusted their energies to convince Bush to renounce this even greater provocation. When Bush was forced to drop Gregg, he had insisted on the doors. Obsessions and hyperthyroidism had been to the work in all this. Now, Bush was asked about the doors: his story is credible that he knew nothing of illegal transfer of funds when those above and below him in the hierarchy knew everything? First comment of Bush was moderate in tone:
Do not stretch my credibility because I firmly believe in the word of Bob Gates. And he is a man of total honour, and it should be confirmed as Director of the CIA. And when you have camera, camera allegations that no one really knows anything, I do not know where the equity element arrives on this one, Jim.
The next day, July 12, Bush embarked on a round of questions / answers with journalists. Bush was dressed in sports togs, but today it was out of control. His first reaction was to escape journalists:
Hey, listen. I have to go now. Leisure heavy coming before going abroad, so I must continue.
He repelled a few questions about Clarence Thomas would have been smoking marijuana, commenting that it was not disqualifying. Then, there was a mention of the doors:
Q: Gates told you about-
That was the day Bush obsession. Gates had been charged with complicity in the Iran-contra arms and drug running traffic; But Bush himself had once more been attacked for his role in the October surprise conspiracy to delay the release of American hostages held in Tehran. A few days earlier, the former Director of the Central America for the CIA, Alan proud business, admitted lying to Congress. Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh was continuing its investigation, and it was now clear that the Senate would not vote on the appointment of Gates until the fall. At this point Bush has beaten and with a contorted face launched in an endless furious monologue, excluding angrily interrupts. The passages are worth reproducing here in detail, because the idea that they afford in the workings of a tormented spirit:
Bush: I would like to say something about the Gates case. What are we going to come here? You talk to someone who had to prove his innocence – me – on the basis of rumor. It was alleged by the people that we didn’t know who they were, that I was in Paris for a deal to keep the Americans in captivity. Is that the allegation was against me. And I say to myself, making these allegations? What is the evidence? What we have come to where a man must prove his innocence against some fluid, mobile for free?
And now, I think Bob Gates. And I say: and is that all? Is not the people who could be accused of anything – should – not their responsibility under the American system of fairplay? I have full confidence in him. But what is this system where you hear some leaks in some newspapers that behind closed doors, someone said something, and so many people run for cover?
I have confidence in the doors. And if someone wants to accuse of something, the Senate is quite right for that decision and asking for evidence, but they should not be obscured by some evidence that lasts four years. They should not accept a rumor. They should not panic and run as a quail because someone made an allegation against a man whose work I have confidence and which, if I understand correctly, is has not been fingered by what comes out of this process.
And so, I’m glad that this came up again once because I think that what we are entitled to this country is fairplay, innocence until this that guilty. And Yes, the Senate has the obligation, but we will call those witnesses who are supposed to know something bad. Bob Gates is not entitled to this? I mean, why let it run for cover and to say we are going to hang out all next summer? Now, if Gates wants to do this, it is well. But if someone asked me about this, I say, hey, get the men up there are these-
Q: we don’t understand-
Bush: Excuse me – get the men up there that make these claims. Isn’t that the American system of justice? What is it when we hear something leaked to a newspaper and we are all run away because we are – not me, because I know that Bob Gates and I have every confidence in the integrity and honour of the man. And if the Senate wants to – and the Senate, in my opinion, must now to quickly call his accusers or those who they think – which we include newspaper articles are supposedly of the charges against him. And do not let them remain under shelter, « well, we can’t because we have this other ongoing testimony » or some closed private, what do call them – current indictment procedure. This is not the American way.
We sent this appointment until there is some time. And if everyone will become flustered and panic because any allegation by some – where we don’t even know that the person is accusing him of anything – everything I say is fairplay. The American-
Q: what do you think –
Bush: Can I finish? The Americans include fairplay. And I just hope that the Senate will keep this in mind. I have no argument with Senator Boren, Senator Murkowski will go to the bottom of it. But this idea that it will be served by leaving it outside all summer – you know, and I know that there will be questions every day – what is this allegation? What’s that? All I say is, from everything I have seen, Yes, we will go to the bottom of it, but allows to present these people who are supposedly fingering him. We will move forward and let them remain there under oath before the Senate, because I think that the Senate intends to do so. But why wait? Why not – this appointment was long ago, and now we hear that there is some process going on behind closed doors somewhere by a witness who is not fingered Gates, but that’s not enough to support this.
If Bob Gates to maintain upward, very well. If he told me we want to delay, fine. But other than that, let US work fairplay system. Let the innocence until evidence to the contrary be the guideline here. And let the readiness – we need good a new Director to follow on a great Director, and we need it quickly, to run the intelligence community.
So, this is my position. And I’m glad, Jim, that you have raised it again because really, I believe strongly in this regard. I do not think that it is the American way to kill a good man by the rumor and insinuation. This is not the system.
After several other questions and answers on the doors, there was a question about a foot kick in the House to launch the first formal procedure of examination of the case of October surprise, including the role of Bush. Was it a fishing expedition?
Bush: well, I would not accuse the President said. Man – there is another which is – too much integrity in this mode. I think that it is in a difficult position. But we will see evidence, it produces. If they do pay although I was in Paris, on 20 October, if this kind of case, very well. But the evidence is that has past – you know, here’s a good deal. This rumor, can quite pin it down, but as Vice President, the President – today ‘ hui president – was supposed to have been in Paris in the month of October, more precisely on 20 October. Who accuses me? Well, nobody is really you accused of it, but each paper there.
Get out us with proof that includes almost minute-by-minute certification as to where I was and then they say, well, maybe it’s laid to rest, but someone else is supposed to have been somewhere else. Perhaps the way to throw it at rest is through what talking about Foley. And if he decides that, look, he’ll have the full cooperation of me. How long can keep you denying your knowledge or participation on something that did not happen, as I know? But maybe he got other elements. But it seems a little weird that it keeps going. You shoot something, and someone else raises another.
Q: are you sure that Casey had no matter which could be construed-
Bush: I have no knowledge of what Casey can do, or make. End of man. We will have a few more interviews with a dead man. You know what I mean? Get it? (Laughs).
Q: I think Yes. (Laughs)
Q: Mr. President, to clear-
Bush: Hey, I have to go fishing, it is much more important than that. Yes, Helen? No.
Q: Mr. President, clean air and everything out in the open air, you could order the version of telephone conversations CIA?
Bush: I leave it all in the hand of justice and I will not to intervene in a judicial proceeding. I am not a lawyer. I don’t want to have any 22 year Attorney jump and say that the President has-(laughter) – frustrated the process here. I do not know enough about it. You have good lawyers what to do. I do not know enough about the scheduling or how the evidence before Grand juries to work and I am reluctant to learn. But I know a little something about fairplay. And all I am saying is, let’s get back to this standard. We will use it as a guide here and not get caught in a fussy, legal time.
I see a man’s character get damaged, just as I feel that mine was challenged when they said, Hey, prove your innocence. You are guilty until innocent. Prove that you were not in Paris-whatever the hell it was – 20 October. And here he went to the front yard at 10:22. He was at the Embassy to so-and-so at 10:27. It was such. And finally, well, just fades into the sunset and happens a bunch of other allegations of people without name you can’t find and can not put your – how to reach the a handful of whipped cream, you cannot put your hands on it. I want – I lived a bit – but I don’t want to see Bob Gates, a man of honor and integrity, please review more. Thats all I am saying.
Thank you. Have a neat day. [fn 53]
20 July: Bush, who was on a trip abroad that included a meeting with Mitterrand in Rambouillet, near Paris, the meeting of the G7 in London and a trip to Turkey and Greece. According to the press accounts, it was examined every day by Lee Burton. As a journalist travelling with the party of Bush said to him, « towards the end of the journey, [Bush] looked tired. Last Saturday [20 July], he could not recall the details of a speech he was to give in two days. « This is a speech in the Rose Garden to a special group, » he told a press conference. « Do not ask me. » »
Sunday, taking questions from reporters while posing for photos with Süleyman Demirel, head of a Turkish opposition party, Bush asked objected to the tone of the question of an American radio journalist. « Now, wait a minute, » Bush said. You do not ask about that tone; Just ask the question. « [fn 54]
July 23: at a meeting of the White House with the leaders of the GOP, even the New York Times could not ignore « Apparent irritation » Bush on the question of the gates, a main obsession of Bush. Bush was always raving about doors left to turn into the wind all summer. « I think the man deserves to be confirmed, and I’ve seen nothing other than innuendo and reports that he had to know this or something. I do not want to start. [Understandable, after his rage previous nonstop monologue.] I said the cabinet yesterday how highly I think of this topic and so I will stand by this man. « [fn 56]
August 2: A day after his return to Washington from the Moscow Summit, Bush gave a press conference in the Rose Garden, which was heavily colored by obsessive rage, as seen from a front-page photo in Washington Post, which shows him snarling and gesticulating the next day. Main theme of Bush was an attack on the Congress, « a Congress which is frustrating negative on everything. » « I am getting fired in thinking about this issue, » said Bush. He then launched into a tirade:
We have excellent programs, and the only way when the other party controls the Congress is to overcome some of their lousy ideas and then continue to say to the American people, ‘ have your MP, try the President’s ideas. We need more visionary people like me at the Congress.
So please, people American – let me look this way – please, do not listen to the frantic Democrat charges who are trying to say that we do not have a domestic policy when we have a good. Give him a chance. Allow programs of the President came and we’ll have a support for what he was elected.
According to Bush, Democrats « seem to have a… concerted policy to shoot the President. » Asked about possible democratic presidential candidates meeting with the widow of his benefactor, family, Bush reacted angrily with muted, « these fellows who are very nice, very nice – all descend from the farm of Pamela Harriman down here, the bastion of democracy and come back and tell me that we do not have a domestic program. » Go ahead. Ease out there. » After the long diatribes, it perhaps is not surprising that someone asked Bush how he felt. « Now I want to $ 1 million, » he said. But he was convinced that it was time for his holidays: ‘I am the history…’ It will be a holiday. I think I won against it, like many Americans, and I’m looking forward to y. « And it will not be refused. [fn 55]
14 August: profile of Bush rage once more presented as he called for an extension of the federal death penalty in a speech in Pittsburgh which was also full of racist connotations. Addressing the National Convention of the fraternal order of Police, Bush ranted that « the time has come to show less compassion for the architects of crime and compassion for his victims. Our citizens want and deserve to feel safe. « »We must remember that the first obligation of a penal system is to punish those who violate our laws… You can do bad holy people. » Bush wanted courts to be able to use the evidence seized illegally: « There no reason – not at all – that good police officers should be penalized and criminals released because a judge or a lawyer missed a search warrant. » Journalists noted that the speech and the setting were typical of the 1988 standard campaign event, which was often a police group supporting Bush, courtesy of the CIA’s Security Office. The picture of Bush in the Washington Post is expressive of the wrath of Bush during the intervention. [fn 57]
August 21: Soviet Putsch was a trying period for Bush, who has staked much on his contract with Gorbachov. A remarkable flare-up by Bush came in response to the opinion expressed by Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the President of the Republic of Georgia, Gorbachov was part of the conspiracy behind the coup. Bush, asked for a reaction, was furious:
Bush:-telling him that he needs to work a bit on the kind of statements that he made. I mean this is ridiculous. There is a man who was also swimming against the tide, it seems to me a little bit. And I don’t want to go overboard on this, but it should have with her and understand what is happening around the world.
Q: you say that –
Bush: To suggest that the President Gorbachov would draw put the citizens of the Soviet Union through this kind of trauma and the rest of the world through it just makes absolutely no sense at all. Now, I have heard say, if I want to cover it. You told me that he has said; I have not heard. Then, I have to be very careful that I do not react to something that may not be true. I learned that a long time ago.
Here we can see that Bush pulled himself together just enough to allow an escape hatch after it had blown its top.
September 11: in a photo opportunity with members of Congress, in which he was interrogated on his request that Congress postponed a vote on guarantees of borrowing for Israel until January 1992, to allow a peace conference of the Middle East to take place in the meantime, Bush showed flames of anger. Bush ploy was widely regarded as part of the preparation of an Israeli scenario ‘separatist ally’, in which Israel, defying the will of Washington, would make the war against Jordan, mass – expel Palestinians and possibly to attack other Arab States. Bush was accused of anti-Semitism by a member of the minority in the Israeli cabinet. He was losing a confrontation with the formidable Zionist lobby? This issue has been the obsession of the moment Bush; her answer was irritable and full of veiled threats: « well, I do not know what you mean by losing on it. What I’m for is the peace process to succeed, and we work diligently to do this. […] And so, I mean it is a simple delay here, in my opinion and the opinion of each of us in the administration, is the best way to give the appropriate tone for these talks start. And I believe very strongly in this regard. Thus, it is not a question of win or lose in my opinion. Strong-willed people look at these issues differently. My opinion is that a delay is in the interests, and I will fight for it. And I think that the American people will support me on this if we take the case to the people. « But what we are really trying to do is to get out without going into a lot of confrontation. » A confrontation already took place? Bush responded, with its quotient of rage on the rise: « I can take a few punches. We harmoniously work together in a spirit of cooperation. And I’ve seen comments from abroad that I do not particularly appreciate. But we are the United States of America, and we have a leading role in the world that must be completed. And I am the boat in this issue in the way that I think is the best. And I have some selling to do with some members of Congress, and it is understandable for me. So, let’s see how it comes out. But I’m not this approach in the spirit of confrontation if that is the question. You haven’t seen any controversial actual statements coming out here so far. »
12 September: during a press conference, the question of postponement of loan guarantee Israeli was once more the central theme. Bush was in a State of rage controlled during his opening speech and went ballistic during interrogation. A questioner noted that Bush was « very difficult » to insist on the delay. Bush:
I have the air just based on principles. I am convinced that this debate would be counterproductive to peace. And I owe it to the Member of Congress to say as forcefully as I can. I have worn on the phone in there and an ear, and I’ll go to the other ear and keep on it. Because it is, here, peace is essential and we have worked too hard to have this request of mine refused. And I think that the American people will support me. They know that we support Israel. I have just detailed some of what we have done. It should therefore, be any doubt about it. I give the Congress – and I did it with the leaders of today have an opportunity here, thank you, to do so here – to give my best judgment. And I am against some powerful political forces, but I owe it to the American people to tell them how I feel on the report.
Q: are these powerful political forces ungrateful for what you have done up to now on a peace process? And why does not sell the argument of peace with them?
Bush: I think it will sell, but it took a little time. And we are facing a very strong and effective, sometimes, groups that go to the top of the Hill. I have heard today, there were something like thousand lobbyists on the Hill on the other side the question of work. We have a little lonely guy down to do so here. However, I like this better forum too.
This last passage was steeped in apoplectic rage. The question, Bush asked if a columnist was right in his comments on the attitude of Bush, « this is your obsession. Bush has refused, but it was clear to all that it was both furious and obsessed. [52A]
Bush later and its managers have concluded that he had exaggerated, especially in his attack on 1 000 Zionist lobbyists and sent a letter to the heads of Jewish organizations, by repeating its request for the delay, but also to say that he was « concerned » for fear that his comments 10 September could have « caused apprehension » in the Jewish community; Bush reassured them that he « never intended to be pejorative in all directions. » In a new analysis published eight days later, an observer of the Washington Post found that Bush’s « ardor is fueled by his anger » and quoted an unnamed official as for Bush, the issue of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories was « a visceral thing ». [fn 58]
18 September: in a demagogic photo shoot at the Grand Canyon, threatened again Bush to renew the Iraq bombing. In remarks that recalled its psychotic rages against Saddam Hussein during the Gulf crisis, Bush raved that it was « enough » of Saddam. Bush said that Saddam « can be stable and probe » its determination, « but he knows better than to take on the United States of America. » « I think that man will see that we are very serious about this, and it will do what it should have in the first place: disclose and comply. »
Advantages: on 11 October, in the hope that the public’s attention was fixed on the testimony of Anita Hill, Bush Senate has vetoed a Bill to extend payments of unemployment to more than 2 million Americans unemployed were exhausted. Bush had prepared this veto with a furious outburst against such an extension. At a dinner of Republican fundraising of $1000-a-plate in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Bush had lashed out angrily at a Congress that has been « nothing to do but griping – refusing to consider new ideas and send me a bunch of garbage that I will not sign. » « I will continue to veto bad things until we get to good bills. » Bush argued that extended unemployment benefits were not required because the recession was over anyway. He insisted on his own responsibility, no pause the October 1990 budget agreement, which, at that time, produced a budget deficit officially accepted more than $1 billion per day. Later, when the existence of the depression began to enter the public consciousness, Bush had to go back on this tirade. [fn 61]
October 24: attempt of public anger to focus on Congress as a result of the hearings Clarence Thomas, Bush attacked legislators as « a privileged of the sovereign class. « When the Congress itself exempt from the very legislation he wrote for others, he knocks on his own reputation and breaks the public’s confidence in the Government », he said. It was a transparent bid to increase attack by the State on the Congress police by submitting the Legislative monitoring of law enforcement agencies that are part of the Executive, a favorite obsession of Bush. Bush demanded a special prosecutor to investigate leaks of information from the FBI during the Thomas hearings and said that the reports of the FBI would now only be included, not given to the Hill. As Bush read through his tirade, his face twisted and squeezed in a mask of rage and hatred. At some point, possibly in response to signals of its managers, he stopped and was excused from the public to get so worked to the top, but the question means a lot to him. [fn 62]
30 October: commenting on surprising acceptance of a compromise civil rights bill Bush, Evans and Novak reported that « surrender of Bush on racial quotas has chilled again conservative Republicans continue to suffer the injury of his retirement from tax years. Columnists cited Democratic Rep Vin Weber saying that « it is a sign that their reactions in times of crisis are not good. » [fn 63] For months, Bush had sought to challenge this law as a quota Bill, and it was clear that he was about to use it as a way to inject racism in his 1992 campaign. Indeed, the issue of racism/quota was generally regarded as one of the few domestic issues wedge Bush could use for his campaign: his plan was to tell the white middle class that their economic decimation was the fault of blacks and other minorities benefit from affirmative action programs. Then, following the hearing of Thomas, he accepted a compromise and lost the issue. Was it an impulsive decision, hyperthyroidism?
31 October: Bush held the first official event of his campaign for re-election on Halloween; This is a fundraising of $1000-a-plate at the Sheraton Astrodome in Houston. Bush has offered a furious defense of its mandate to the Presidency. But the audience of 800 GOP fat cats gave to Bush than a lukewarm response. In the words of Elizabeth Ray, a local Republican candidate for the district judge, « I thought dinner was very discreet. At Midway through Bush’s speech, people were still not applaud at the times the traditional, and I thought to myself, « this is a very strange crowd. » « »This was not a pep rally, »agreed her husband, a consultant to Houston business. » The heart of Bush very greatly performance was in these lines:
All those who say that we should retreat into a cocoon of isolationistic lives in the last century, when we should focus on the next century and the life that will lead our children. And they should know the fate of America has always been to lead. And if I have something to do with it, driving, we… I won’t let me keep bitter democratic liberal leader.
When Bush said « of the Canada and », apparently spitting and whistle at the same time. Then, with his bile and andrenaline building to a crescendo of rage, Bush reminded that war in the Gulf and how Schwarzkopf would have gotten if the Congress had been at the controls. « Thank God I didn’t listen to these protect telling me how to run this war, » Bush exploded in a paroxysm of fury. The implication is also clear: to quell the Congress, go to war.
It was during this trip to Texas that Bush began spouting his favorite counter-cyclical line, it was a good time to buy a House and buy a car. Many people across America thought that they had enough trouble at the grocery store.
Explosion of Bush this time reflects the rising tide of public opinion of economic depression and demands that he change his policy. Senator Mitchell had assailed Bush with unusual energy, noting that « registration of President Bush for the creation of growth and economic job is worse than for any other president since Herbert Hoover. During the Presidency of Bush, our country has grown at a slower pace, with fewer jobs created than in any other Presidency in 60 years. » That hurts. Secretary Brady was sent later to complain do not « understand why this is a function of leadership to try to remind people in this country from the recession and Herbert Hoover. » [fn 64] Brady was afraid even of the word, « depression. » Earlier the same day of Bush had taken part the candidate a « virtual political Brawl » in the room to the cabinet about the impact of the political crisis, with predictions from the defeat of Bush, administrative fascist Richard Thornburgh, in the very important Pennsylvania Senate race. Response by Bush had been primarily one of recrimination, judging from published accounts: he condemned the Republican Congressional leaders for not toeing its line in October, 1990 budget battles. Bush said those leaders who do not think that it might depend on the congressional vote Republicans with him if an economic package also contained new taxes. The meeting was tense and acrimonious. [fn 65]
A commentary in Newsweek noted that « at a Houston fundraiser last week banquet, President sounded downright petulant. » discussing the economy, as if he had been obliged to eat broccoli for dinner [fn 66]
2 November: the psychological stability of Bush has been more affected by the devastation of his home at Walker at Kennebunkport (Maine), by an Atlantic Storm. Because he was under fire to represent only the rich, he flew to Maine on a small business jet, the military equivalent of a Grumman Gulfstream aircraft instead of using Air Force One, a Boeing 747. Furniture and some walls on the ground floor were destroyed and there was a considerable loss of family memories. Bush found a photo of father Prescott in a marshy area, several hundred meters from the House. « It is catastrophic. » « I can not believe, » said Bush. « Lot of it [was] stuff that you would call dear, not of great value, but things we bought in China or of different trips. » It’s personal. You’ll see em circulating here. « Bush also mystically called the importance of rebuilding and keep a House facing the ocean: »we will be there. It means something to us. It’s our family strength, this being near the ocean. We will understand. » Bushwatchers felt that the mental instability of Bush might only be exacerbated by this trauma. [fn 67] Bush seemed once more horrible this output and about as old as King Canute.
5 November: it was the day of the election and the polls exit polls late in the afternoon showed a decisive defeat of Thornburgh in Pennsylvania, reflecting the rising popular resentment of the Bush regime. The next day, Bush was to leave for a meeting of NATO and in Rome and then to meet with the leaders of the European Community to the Hague. But, suddenly, and in time for the evening news programs, Bush announced that it was rescinding a trip of 10 days later which was expected to have him taken to Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Australia. The reason to be offered for this change was that Bush wanted to stay in Washington until the end of November and work on getting its ‘internal legislative package’ by the Congress. This explanation was incongruous for at least two reasons: first, the leaders of the Congress clearly hoped to adjourn and go home for the Thanksgiving holiday at the time where planned Bush trip to the East was to have started. Second, Bush had no national legislative package.
Some of the closest associates of Bush have been dismayed by its quick collapse under pressure. « It becomes look like the Democrats have us on the total race, » a top administration official told the Washington Post. « This is ridiculous. It looks like we are going to run like chickens with our heads cut off, »said a GOP official with close ties to the White House. One has the impression that Bush had panicked when he learned that the Democratic National Committee had produced a t-shirt « Anywhere but America Tour, » Bush celebrant list of trips completed and planned during 1991. Bush, who watched his own support and popularity inexorably declining in the polls, was apparently upset by the defeat of Thornburgh and sought to soothe public opinion to stay at home. It looked a lot like pronounce hyperthyroid.
This impression has been amplified by the chaotic way that the cancellation of Bush became known. According to the Washington Post « Bush decision to shock has intensified in Washington and Asia by the way his revelation. » An official from the White House involved in the planning of travel said that having learned the postponement Tuesday night after a meeting of high level and a few minutes before learning that NBC News had the story, which aired on its evening news programming. Several Asian embassies in Washington have heard the news of the press before receiving the official word from the White House. » « On the way to Rome, the next day, Bush was heard to complain that he perhaps considered a leak: » you have message oozed out of the White House before that we have a chance to properly inform parties, « he reprimanded the press aboard Air Force One. » You are too good. » [fn 68]
During October, Bush had discussed with his managers the opportunity to cancel the trip to Asia while simultaneously proposes a set of measures allegedly aimed at improving economic conditions and challenging Congress to stay in town long enough to pass this package. But Bush was unable to gather this series of measures. A GOP official complained ad that Bush before the day of the election, 1991 was « a cancellation without purpose. This is nuts. « [fn 69] this trip in Asia, with a stopover in the Japan, re – would later begin on 30 December and extend through the first week of the new year. It was during this trip that Bush vomited and collapsed to the ground during a state dinner with the Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa.
November 6: in the aftermath of the election, Bush announced a press 06:40 conference in order to mount a populist show of concern for the fate of those who were born on the wrong side of the track before flying to a NATO Summit in Rome. He admitted that he was « depressed » on the defeat of Thornburgh, because he was a good man. He awkwardly tried to explain his decision to stay in Washington at the end of the month as his experience that « all kinds of crazy things may occur with this crowd that controls the Senate and the House. » But Bush had another big Flip-flop to offer: Although he has always denied the existence of a « recession », it was now concerned about « people who suffer », and he was ready to « go further. » He was now looking to a compromise Bill to extend unemployment benefits. Less than a week, a compromise had been found with most of the concessions from Bush, on the model of the civil rights bill. Was this another impuslive, instant hyperthyroidism? [fn 70]
November 7: in his address to the Summit of the 16 NATO Heads of State or Government, Bush has left his prepared text and inserted the following sentence to the foot lifted in his remarks:
If my friends, your ultimate goal is to offer regardless of your own defence, the time to tell us is today.
In many respects, it was the most amazing threat ever by an American president to the leaders of the Atlantic Alliance, which had always been considered, since 1949, as the cornerstone of American foreign policy. Bush has now called the Atlantic Pact in question, apparently in a fit of rage. Press reports spoke of ‘clouds of suspicion’ which separates it from Bush of France and Germany; the State Department and the British were known to be hysterical on the expansion plans of the existing Franco-German brigade in a larger unit. U.S. officials told a reporter that Bush had become « exasperated » by tactics Byzantine de Tonton Mitterrand, known in Paris as « Le Florentin » in a misguided homage to Machiavelli. These frictions had apparently contributed to the explosion of Bush. James Baker and other spin doctors are trying to minimize the importance of this shocking episode. [fn 71]
November 8: at a press conference in Rome, Bush turned in yet another crisis with furious anger. The fundamental issues were that his obsession with travel had been rejected, and that he did not want the growing criticism of Creek. Bush « complained bitterly » that he had been forced to abandon his precious trip to Asia because of « some of the Canada and by people who do not understand » awesome responsibilities as a world leader. Bush said angrily to be « hunted » a journey in Asia ‘by people holding up silly T-shirts is ridiculous.’ « . » As a journalist saw the scene, « Bush, his voice rising and the eyelids, shrinkage, spoke at length responsibilities of a president in foreign policy and the importance of the Japan for American jobs. » « His passionate response contain a background of regret that he approved the cancellation than some Republicans, said this week was precipitated and too reactive to the Democrats. » Had call off the trip somehow interfered with plans for Bush to raise the next war? Bush returned to his favorite topic of his conduct of the war: « if I had to listen to the advice » of the Democrats in Congress « to do something on the Persian Gulf, would have us have always been sitting there in the United States, fat, dumb and happy, with Saddam Hussein, perhaps in Saudi Arabia. ‘ ». Bush also continued to deny the depression: « I am not prepared to say that we are in recession. For him, a rate of growth of 2.4% « is not recession. It does not fit the definition of recession. « [fn 72]
12 November: face Bush was once more a mask of rage, venom and hatred that he has stumbled across another dinner-benefit Republican $1000-a-plate in Manhattan. It seems thin and drawn. Take it to the Bush campaign was estimated at $2.2 million, but press reports have indicated that Bush furious monologue « bring little applause or enthusiasm as president moved from one topic to another, rarely spends more than a few seconds to any theme. » Delivery of Bush was to end and confused, with signs of obvious dissociation and a truncated attention span. The essence of the speech was a paranoid and self-righteous defense against critics named and unnamed. Bush scored his persecutors as ‘unworthy’, ‘false’ and ‘second-Guessers.’ He pounded the lectern, as he ranted, « I won’t be the Javelin’s pickup for the Liberals in Congress more. » « I will not make excuses for a minute that I devote to advance our economic principles abroad or working for peace in the world, » study the President of two wars and counting.
12 November: Bush, speaking in New York and groping for the forests of demagoguery on the economic situation, expressed a vague desire to see the lowest interest rate for credit card holders. Many observers say that the two sentences on this subject made by Bush that day there had been interpolated by the Chief of staff Sununu; Sununu later accused Bush of having improvised delivered on its own initiative. The next day, the Senate approved an overwhelming majority a Bill to Cap credit card interest rates. With this, the secondary market for credit card debt has collapsed, threatening to blow the concealment of the bankruptcy of the largest U.S. banks. Friday, November 15, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4% of its value in a few hours, the largest drop since October 13, 1989. Bush, running for cover, hastily shipped Brady Treasury Secrétaire to denounce the recovery of interest as « wacky ». It was still an another impulsive u-turn by the erratic and unstable Bush.
20 November: with Bush, scheduled to sign a draft of civil rights act containing provisions that Bush had branded the quotas and vowed that he would object to death, the White House issued a directive to federal agencies demanding the cessation of all policies of hiring designed for minorities or women. Bush had not desired all rights civil charge to pass, preferring to keep the issue of race in his quiver for the 1992 election, but he had been intimidated by the threat that Senator Danforth and other Republicans would support a democratic Bill under the aegis, leaving painfully isolated Bush. Which was already an impulsive decision.
Now Bush has attempted to sleight, signature of a Bill and at the same time to remove the hiring policies, is all the rage. « The president shall lose his mind to make this statement, », said Kerry Scanlon, a lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Within hours, the offending directive had been removed and blamed exclusively on grey boy, the racist resident of White House which had prepared from the directive, but Bush agenda. It was yet another example of a decision impulsive Bush snap under pressure. Curiously, on 20 November was also the day where Bush personally uttered the word very-arsludge: « Dépression. » « I don’t want to focus on the bad things just, to talk to us in a depression, » he told certain television stations belonged to NBC. It was a point of reference: presidents had done this taboo word for many decades. [fn 73]
Towards the end of November, the unpredictability of Bush pendulum had swing back: the Asia trip was being postponed for about a month later than expected. Now, the media have been harping on the obvious ‘dismay’ at the White House, but none seemed to recall the episode of thyroid of spring or psychopathological relaxation for the thyroid problem.
Somewhere in November, just at the moment where popularity were preparing to descend below 50%, Bush apparently received urgent notice to moderate his public profile ‘mad dog’ favour a more accommodating and affable attitude. This happened in the same month. 0hatever the details that led to the renovation of his image, he then began to expose the concern for victims of the depression of Bush which, according to her litany, it included now were « evil ». He began to smile more and hissing, slightly less. Photo shoots have started to depict him fraternizing with the common people.
But that deferred travel in the far East continued to loom as an enemy of Bush. Because of his desire to see something to improve the lot of the comman man, repackaged Bush managers this trip as a crusade to open foreign markets exports us, thus helping to defend American jobs. Bush has accordingly along the widely discredited senior executives of GM, Ford and Chrysler to symbolize its commitment to the moribund us automotive industry. These figures have worked as a negative spin Greek chorus, pointing up the misadventures and failures of Bush. The most virulent of the big three bosses was predictable Lee Iacocca of Chrysler, which a journalist said that it would probably complain if the Sun rose.
Bush displayed decided to mental instability during this trip. In Canberra, Australia, it has flashed a well-known obscene gesture to a group of farmers who were protesting against his firm policy of « free trade ». Bush said at a luncheon cruise in Sydney Harbour, « I am a man who knows every gesture of the hand you’ve ever seen – and I haven’t learned a new since I am here. » According to the Washington Post , « down here, throwing the first two fingers to form a »V »with the back of the hand towards the subject is the same as raising the finger of the environment in the United States. » And that everything that Bush made his Limo at a group of demonstrators that his motorcade crossed Canberra yesterday, apparently without knowing its meaning. « Or maybe he did. » [fn 74] We remember the antics of Nelson Rockefeller at least once.
Then came Bush’s visit to Japan, crowned by its seizure during a state dinner at the official residence of the Prime Minister Miyazawa. Bush had vomited at least once before dinner. « I had a glimpse into the hedge. I turned to the Prime Minister and said, ‘ could you please excuse me ‘, and I rushed down the toilet it. And I thought that took care of it, but the back that I came. It had not been interrupted. It was just the beginning. « [fn 75] according to the Secretary of the Treasury Brady, Bush urged to skip the state dinner by his personal physician, Dr. Lee Burton, but Bush rejected this opinion of the hand, saying that his absence would »disrupt »the procedure. [fn 76] After the scene of vomiting and fainting, Bush has asked if it had the intention of slowing down. « No, » replied Bush. It is just a 24-hour flu. « [fn 77] the truth about the collapse of the Bush in Tokyo has yet to be told. but it was clear that Bush had nothing learned and that he was still determined to impose its will on the world. Early efforts by Bush to the Oratory of the campaign after his return from the Japan, indicated that rage won once over the top of the hand, which was not a good sign for the ability of Bush to work on the campaign trail.
Evidence examined here, it is clear that the trend of Bush to episodes of rage, public anger and obsessive fixations access has not disappeared. Indeed, uncontrollable tantrums of Bush have been if something more serious in October and November 1991, as his presidency begins to buckle under the stress of depression economic Bush was unable and unwilling to overcome. We must therefore conclude that the treatment received by Bush for his problem of thyroid in May 1991 and the successive months did not cure mental and cognitive disorders who were originally from the affliction of Psychosomatics of Bush, Basedow disease. This means health that Bush and especially his mental health, must be considered to be a decisive issue for the presidential campaign of 1992. Citizens must therefore cancel the propaganda White House statements and carefully examine the advisability of a return to the White House a person who has obviously seen psychotic episodes during his tenure at the White House, and that presented no convincing evidence of remission.
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1. « tough and tender talk, »people weekly, December 17, 1990, p. 52.
2 Anton Chaitkin, treason in America (New York, 1985), p. 476 ff.
3 cited in Chaitkin, p. 478.
4 Elizabeth Drew, Portrait of an election, (New York, 1981), p. 106.
5 J.D. Salinger, the catcher in the rye, (New York: Bantam, 1986), p. 1.
(6 f. Scott Fitzgerald, this side of paradise, New York: Scribners, 1960), p. 128.
7 Mary McGrory, « Bush babbling », Washington Post, September 29, 1988.
8 Mary McGrory, op.cit.
9 Maureen Dowd, « The language thing », the New York Times Magazine, July 29, 1990.
10 Maureen Dowd, op.cit.
11 Maureen Dowd, op.cit.
12 David Hoffman, « Reading Bush lips », Washington Post, December 4, 1988.
13 Maureen Dowd, op.
14 David Hoffman, op.
15 David Hoffman, supra.
16 David Hoffman, supra.
17 Maureen Dowd, op.
18 David Hoffman, op.
19 Maureen Dowd, op.
20. « bush media: MOM is going to be the word, » Washington Post, > 16 February 1990 « .
21. « bush says ‘Messy’ press to form upwards, » Washington Post, May 13, 1990.
22. « passage in Florida, » Washington Post, November 12, 1988. »
23 Gil Klein, « Bush no man to sit still, » Media General newspapers for the Democrat of Sherman, Texas, September 7, 1989.
24 Dan Balz, « The disc’s 18 holes to play on par with the Chairman, » Washington Post, September 3, 1990.
25 David Hoffman, « See how he plays, » Washington Post, September 3, 1989.
26 ‘ peripatetic bush beat Record for travel of Nixon, « Washington Post > 27 July 1991 ».
27 George Bush and Vic gold, looking forward (New York: Doubleday, 1987), pp. 11-12.
28. « bush has ‘Early glaucoma’ in the left eye, Tests of disclose, » Washington Post, April 13, 1990.
29. « president assails exhaust silencer of unpopular viewpoints, »Washington Post, may 5, 1991.
30. « Bush diagnosis: thyroid, » Washington Post, may 8, 1991.
31. « the path to the diagnosis of the disease of the President, »Washington Post, May 11, 1991.
32. Washington Post, may 10, 1991.
33 New York Times, may 29, 1991.
34. the New York Times >, May 22, 1991.
35. the Washington Times, may 29, 1991.
36 Mary McGrory, « China and Imperial president, » Washington Post, > 30 May 1991.
37. Washington Post, September 6, 1991.
38. « bush gets »Medical seal of approval »for 92, » Washington Post, > 14 September 1991 « .
39 Lawrence K. Altman, M.D., « thyroid of the President: mood issues, » New York Times, May 21, 1991.
40 Abigail Trafford, ‘Me, Bush and the graves ‘ disease,’ Washington Post, > 21 May 1991.
41 Lillian Sholtis Brunner and Doris Smith Suddarth, > manuals of medical and surgical care (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1964), pp. 796, 798.
43 William Safire, « after the Flutter, »New York Times, May 20, 1991.
44. « the President is floating on health, work, »Washington Post, May 23, 1991.
45 Bush drops Hint it will not work in 92, « New York Post, June 17, 1991.
46 among Notables, Bush plays a difficult piece, « New York Times, > 17 June 1991 ».
47 Frank J. Murray, « first lady aspires to have her husband to herself, » Washington Times, June 17, 1991.
48 ‘ first lady: Bush must rerun, » Washington Post, August 1, 1991.
49. « lead found in the supply of water of Quayle, » Washington Post, June 23, 1991. »
50. Washington Post, August 4, 1991.
51 Andrew Rosenthal, « Shedding tears, Bush said Baptists to pray as the Gulf war, approached, » New York Times, June 7, 1991.
52 Andrew Rosenthal, « Among the Notables, Bush plays a difficult piece, » New York Times, June 17, 1991.
53 weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Vol. XXVII, no. 28 (July 15, 1991), p. 941, 944-947.
54 ‘ peripatetic bush beat travel Record, « Washington Post, July 27, 1991.
55 ‘President sounds 92 likely campaign themes,’ Washington Post, > 3 August 1991. Photos of a furious Bush are on the A1 and A4 pages.
56 New York Times, July 25, 1991.
57 ‘ speech anti-crime echoes 1988 Bush campaign, « Washington Post, > 15 August 1991 ».
58 Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, September 12, 1991, pp. 1242, 1253-1254.
59. « bush attempts to relieve the debt crisis, » Washington Post, September 20, 1991. »
60. Washington Post, September 19, 1991.
61. « bush vetoes $6.4 billion Bill to extend jobless benefits, »Washington Post, October 12, 1991.
62. « bush launches a strike to the Congress, » Washington Post, October 25, 1991.
63 Evans and Novak, « It was abandonment on Quotas, » October 30, 1991.
64 « » Brady interest rates favors additional reductions « , Washington Post, November 8, 1991. »
65. « president Hits Back Benzema, » Washington Post, November 1, 1991.
66 drag Bush House for broccoli, « Newsweek., 11 November 1991.
67 ‘ for « the first family, a sense of loss, » Washington Post, November 3, 1991. »
68. « travel report raises problems for American policy, » Washington Post, > 7 November 1991 « .
69 ‘ bush cancels Pacific travel, » Washington Post, November 6, 1991. »
70. Washington Post, November 7, 1991.
71. « bush Challenges Europe to define the role of NATO in the United States, » Washington Post, > 8 November 1991.
72. « president defends foreign policy, attacks by the Democrats in Congress, » Washington Post, November 9, 1991.
73. Washington Post, November 21, 1991.
74. Washington Post, January 3, 1992.
75. Washington Post, January 9, 1992.
76. Washington Post, January 11, 1992.
77. Washington Post, January 9, 1992.