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Bush's Bin Laden Fantasy

February 19, 2007

I have long argued that for conservative Republicans, the only impeachable offense George W. Bush could ever commit would involve video evidence of him and Dick Cheney engaged in the throes of neo-con love-making. Now, just two days after his major address on the deteriorating situation against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, there are new revelations of a different Bush homo-erotic fantasy, this time with Osama Bin Laden.
In a review of a new biography of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli paper Ha'aretz included this purported exchange between President Bush and the now-comatose Sharon:

Speaking of George Bush, with whom Sharon developed a very close relationship, Uri Dan recalls that Sharon's delicacy made him reluctant to repeat what the president had told him when they discussed Osama bin Laden. Finally he relented. And here is what the leader of the Western world, valiant warrior in the battle of cultures, promised to do to bin Laden if he caught him: "I will screw him in the ass!"

Given this shocking revelations from that paragon of family values, psychologists can only ponder the workings of the Bush mind. President Bush's past utterances about Bin Laden, could suggest Dubya's frustration with the elusiveness of the Al Qaeda leader, still at large over five years after the 9/11 attacks. Or Bush's "he loves me, he loves me not" statements could just be the product of unrequited love:

"All I would ask them to do is listen to the words of Osama bin Laden and take him seriously. When he says he's going to hurt the American people again, or try to, he means it. I take it seriously, and the people of NSA take it seriously." (January 25, 2006)
"So I don't know where he is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you...I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him." (March 13, 2002)
"Gosh, I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden. It's kind of one of those exaggerations. Of course we're worried about Osama bin Laden." (October 13, 2004)
"There's an old poster out west, as I recall, that said, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive.'" (September 17, 2001)

While Vice President Cheney is quite comfortable with instructing elected American representatives to f**k themselves on the floor of the United States Senate, President Bush may well be waging an internal battle with Ted Haggard-like demons of his own.
For more armchair psychoanalysis of George W. Bush, see "Bush on the Couch."


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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