President Bush is not the driving force behind the push for war (and unlike Hitler in that respect). He is just a genial guy with a pretzel problem.It may come as a surprise to Mr. Mills, but I think that Mr. Bush has a few loose screws more than even our esteemed fellow poster, whose inevitable display of what worries his paranoid mind day and night is duly taken note of.
The men pulling the levers have names like Wolfowitz and Perle, obviously of Thai Buddhist origin.
The public pronouncements which Bush reads off his autocue are not comparable with Hitler's private comments to his generals. A more appropriate comparison would be with the private discussions among Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle and their inner circle. We are not privy to them, of course, but it is a fair bet that the content of those private discussions is not the supposed Iraqi threat to the United States, but rather the benefits of the coming war, for the Oil Lobby the prospect of controlloing Iraqi oil, and for the Jewish Lobby the opportunity to solve the Palestinian problem once and for all.