The Daily Kos’s ISG Conspiracy Theory
There has been endless chatter about the Iraqi Study Group’s report, but no one has analysis as…ah, let’s say, as, oh…
insane nuanced as that of Daily Kos diarist kanaan. No need for me to explain beforehand because I think you’ll need to see it to believe it anyway:
“ISG’s proposals are studiously designed to isolate Bush, to highlight and tweak his mental illness. Surrounded by a diverse alignment of extremists and centrists, icons of the Reagan-Bush and Clinton ‘Wonder Years’, the President is put to the test: is he irrational? If he rejects even these lukewarm, unanimous, bipartisan proposals–plans so generic/neutered that even Ed Meese and Vernon Jordan can agree–he proves that he is not just wrong, but mentally ill. And yet the proposals are aimed right at the President’s ‘issues’–particularly Iran. ISG is almost begging Bush to flip out and reject their report, to show to the country that he is unfit for office.
The next step: consensus among the establishment–in the Congress, among business leaders, in the Pentagon, the White House Staff (yes, even Rove) and in the Bush family–that the President is ill and must be removed from power. We may be witnessing a coup d’etat.
I don’t think impeachment is in the winds, rather a quiet in-house understanding where Bush gets the word: You’re not really President anymore. Bush would serve out his term as a null object.”
That’s right, folks! The ISG report is actually part of a coup attempt because anyone who wouldn’t follow the advice of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Clinton adviser Vernon Jordan, Clinton White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, and the rest of the ISG striped pants gang must be stone cold crazy!
Then, once Bush refuses to roll over on Israel and negotiate with the people who want to kill us in Iran, there will just be some sort of understanding that Bush isn’t, “really President anymore,” and he will be left playing Gameboy in the Oval Office while presumably some group of staffers who worship the ISG will be running the show.
This is the analysis from one of the writers at the biggest, most successful, most influential liberal blog on the planet — and Bush is supposed to be the guy with the “mental illness.”