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Mon, 07 Apr 2003

A possible explanation for the current unpleasantness ...

Is George W. Bush a psychopath?

It would explain a lot. More to the point, the hat fits. Short of getting the US President into a psychiatrist's office for a day, we're not going to get any closer than comparing the listed characteristics against his very public behaviour. And it's true: he does exhibit most of the behavioural traits that go with the package.

Which provokes me to ask: if Bush is a psychopath (not the same, please note, as a psychotic), what does this suggest about his future behaviour? An election is coming up next year, but it occurs to me that a psychopathic incumbent may very well not behave in the same way as a normal presidential incumbent in the run-up to an election which is likely to be dominated by greivous economic fallout and bad news from the occupation of Iraq.

What do psychopaths do when faced with the urgent need to manufacture personal support in the run-up to an election? Does the phrase, "a short victorious war" ring any bells?

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