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The Devil in George W. Bush
by Captain Eric H. May Saturday, Sep. 23, 2006 at 10:36 PM Houston, Texas

A former Army officer, with backgrounds in military intelligence and public affairs, thinks that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez hit the nail on the head when he called George W. Bush a devil -- and gives reasons why.

The Devil in George W. Bush

By Captain Eric H. May
Ghost Troop Commander

Hugo Chavez wasn't the first brave person to say that George W. Bush is a devil, nor, I pray, will he be the last. The Venezuelan president was stating simple truth when he described Bush as a leader whose geopolitical aims always translate to imperial war profiteering, and whose twisted character make him an ideal pick for leader of a world war conspiracy.

Chavez wasn't altogether theological in his accusation, he was also psychological. He called Bush a sick man, an alcoholic with mental problems. For this bit of truth Chavez has been widely reviled by the US media -- and widely applauded worldwide. Just ask any recovering alcoholic, whether he was right, though, and you'll hear that it is always the demons inside that drive a man to pick up the demon of drink.

In short, Chavez adduces two arguments: the theological one is that Bush is demented because he is a devil; while the psychological one is that Bush is a devil because he is demented. Bush is a devil in either case.

The Devil and His Demons

When Bush gives his press conferences and interviews, he routinely labels those who oppose him abroad as evildoers, and those who oppose him at home as traitors. When this kind of dementia afflicts someone in our families we seek clinical help for them, and don't hesitate to call them sick - or possessed.

Bush regularly rails against those he calls "conspiracy theorists" across the Middle East and around the world. He cautions them not to believe that the US is cynically conducted a new crusade for oil and Israel; he warns them not to state that the Israel Lobby has a strangle-hold on US public discourse through control of the media, and through the accusation that anyone who questions the Israel Lobby is an anti-Semite.

He knows very well, of course, that the Neocons who brought him to power and direct him are made up of the oil-and-Israel interests. After 9/11 they had a couple of revealing jokes. One was that what became Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) should have been named Operation Iraqi Liberation - an abbreviation for OIL. Another was that the road to Jerusalem led through Baghdad -- in other words, the answer to Israel's woes was the domination of Iraq, and the consequent submission of a terrorized Middle East.

Bush considers his domestic opponents enemies when they say that his "global war" was a clever propaganda substitute for a "world war." He accuses them of helping his enemies abroad when they say he has plunged us into quicksand in the Middle East, or that his media misled us to war by parroting one Bush League lie after another.

He utterly abhors US "conspiracy theorists," which is what he and his media call the growing third of the public who believe he was behind 9/11 -- and who agree with Chavez that he is the devil. To them, 9/11 was mass murder, used to justify war crime, and was an utterly diabolical plan. They point out that in 2000, just before the Bush assent to power, the Neocons published the New American Century plan, stating that only "a new Pearl Harbor" - exactly like 9/11 - push the US into a Middle East war.

Unleashing Hell on Earth

To Bush these voices of dissent at home and abroad are all part of a vast conspiracy to undo him and his New American Century. Accordingly, he has turned to threaten all parties who are against him, and has recently turned his Beelzebub of a vice president against them.

Many remember that Dick Cheney sounded like Darth Vader the weekend after 9/11, when he told Tim Russert on Meet the Press that the US would have to turn to "the dark side" to oppose its post-9/11 enemies. Many shuddered on 9/10/06, the day before the fifth anniversary of 9/11, when Cheney winked at the same Tim Russert on the same Meet the Press and said that the next attack against the US might involve a nuclear attack that could kill a million, or biowarfare that could bring on a plague.

Russert took it all in stride without asking a single question as to whether the US public is being set up for an attack. In an era of "don't ask, don't tell" ethics, the media doesn't mention that the Pentagon is regularly practicing nuclear attacks against US cities and citizens out of Ft. Monroe, Virginia, or that it is practicing biowarfare attacks against US cities and citizens out of Ft. Dietrich, Maryland. It doesn't mention that such an attack would allow Bush to initiate nuclear war abroad and lock up disruptive conspiracy theorists at home -- all for the good of the US public, of course. It doesn't mention that the only way forward in the quicksand world war the Bush League has started is to mobilize the economy and initiate the draft.

No one mentions any of this -- that is, of course, except George W. Bush himself. He has said it all, in one way or another, since 9/11. Just after he was elected he said that dictatorship would be fine with him -- if he could be the dictator. Recently, he said that he needs enhanced power to torture and spy on his enemies to wage his global war. For years he has promised that this war is going to be a generational war, requiring the sacrifice of a generation to execute.

Give the devil his due, all along he has been telling us what he means to do, and that he will use us to do it. Don't blame him when he smirks in press conferences as he talks about how "terrorists" are to attack us again and thereby enable him to keep his devil's bargain with the Neocons. The US media has served its devil well. They have dressed the wolf in sheep's clothing -- and they are helping him to lead us all like lambs to the slaughter.

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Captain May is the commander and founder of Ghost Troop, a 300-strong cyberintelligence unit comprised of active and veteran armed forces members, police officers and citizen activists. His 9/23 interview, "Ghost Troop salutes Hugo Chavez," is currently posted at Cloak and Dagger international internet radio: The Lone Star Iconoclast recently published "Ghost Troop - The Art of Info-War" about him and his unit: To join Ghost Troop, go to
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