Guest Column: George W. Bush’s lies cost lives

Just over 10 years ago, Adm. Jeremy Michael Boorda, then the Chief of Naval Operations and our nation’s highest-ranking naval officer, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He began his career in the Navy as a seaman recruit and was the only enlisted man in the history of the U.S. Navy to work his way through the ranks to become the Chief of Naval Operations.

Mike, as he was known to his close friends, committed suicide because a reporter for Newsweek magazine accused the Admiral of wearing a valor award that he had not earned on the battlefield.

Admiral Boorda, along with every other U.S. military officer, was taught the code of conduct that says, “I will not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate anyone who does.”

Obviously, Adm. Boorda lived by this code. Obviously, Adm. Boorda lived and died by another code: Death before dishonor.

Yet, what Boorda was accused of doing, wearing a valor award that was not earned on the battlefield, is a very trivial, picayune matter compared with what President George W. Bush has done.

Nobody died because Adm. Boorda may have worn some ribbon that he was not entitled to wear. On the other hand, thousands of American soldiers have died because of the lies of George W. Bush. Thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians, perhaps more than 100,000 innocent civilians, including women, children and even babies, have died because of the lies of George W. Bush.

Because of the lies of George W. Bush and his administration, we have lost the respect of the world community.

George W. Bush seems to take no personal responsibility for any of his actions. Psychopathic personalities assume no personal responsibility for any of their actions; they blame others instead.

I suggest the readers do a Google search for: “Bush and psychopath.” Or go to this Web site:

I highly recommend the book Bush on the Couch by Justin Frank, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University Medical Center. If you don’t have the time to read this outstanding book, a Google search for Bush on the Couch will produce several reviews and brief summaries of this outstanding book.

America’s grandmother, Barbara Bush, the mother of George W. Bush, is also the woman who did not attend the funeral of her own mother, nor the funeral of her then 3-year-old daughter Robin, who died of leukemia.

The day after Robin Bush died of leukemia at the age of 3, George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush played a round of golf. There was no funeral for Robin Bush, and she was buried in New York—not transported back to Texas, where the Bushes lived at the time.

Then-7-year-old George W. Bush didn’t even know that his sister was sick until after she had died. George W. was not allowed to grieve for his sister. Those who cannot grieve cannot feel compassion. The compassion that George W. Bush pretends to feel and show seems rehearsed and acted.

The only true friend George W. Bush appears to have is Karl Rove. Karl Rove experienced a very similar childhood background emotionally. The person Karl Rove called his father turned out not to be his father. And his mother committed suicide.

This is the type of background that you would expect of a serial killer, serial rapist or mass murderer. And this is the background of our President and his closest adviser.

America: We have a problem.

Kirk Muse is a retired business owner and a former Rockford and Freeport resident. He now lives with his wife and son in Mesa, Ariz.

From the Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2006, issue

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