Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or George W. Bush: Who is more likely to wind up in an insane asylum? Okay, we know the answer to that; but who deserves to wind up in an insane asylum? That one is less clear cut.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that the Holocaust did not actually take place, despite the fact that there is an abundance of evidence to the contrary.
George W. Bush told America there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, despite the fact that he knew full well there were no WMDs anywhere near Baghdad or Tikrit, like Donald Rumsfeld said.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that there are no homosexuals who live inside the borders of Iran, despite the fact that this would create a situation in which Iran is the only country in the world that does not produce gays.
George W. Bush believes homosexuals do exist, but he does not believe they are fully equitable with heterosexual people. At least, I can only suspect this is the case since he has consistently stated he would deny rights that are extended to straights to also be extended to gays. So while George W. Bush may not be insane enough to think there are no gays in America, he is insane enough to believe they are subhuman. After all, he wouldn’t let monkeys marry each other any more than he’d let gays, though apparently there was a monkey or ape in his own genetic history not too far back in time.
The thing is that after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia Univ., American broadcasters and commentators couldn’t resist using words like insane and nuts and crazy and detached from reality. These are words that I never hear the mainstream media use when describing a man who thinks America is “kicking ass” in Iraq, or that the economy is going gangbusters, or that, well, Iraq tried to procure yellow cake from Niger even though he knew full well it was a lie. At every step along the way in his term of office, Pres. Bush has consistently used words that indicate he is no more in touch with reality than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In fact, one might well argue that since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was raised in a culture that is itself out of touch with reality, Pres. Bush is even more insane.
One thing is for sure. With the fact that Pres. Bush can destroy everyone in the world with just one word, his madness should be far more of a concern to us all than some loony Islamic fundamentalist against whom Bush is using the full extent of his detachment from reality to lay the foundation of American support for Insane Bush Posse, Part II: The War in Iran.