The New York Daily News reports that the President was seen on a closed-circuit TV hook-up inside the White House, just before his the Wednesday night declaration of war, pumping his fist, smiling, and saying “Feels good.” Knight-Ridder has a similar account, as does the Philadelphia Inquirer. So far, I cannot find any denial from the White House.
What sort of sociopath “feels good,” and says so, when he is about to give an order, or has just given an order, which, even if all goes well, will lead to the deaths of some thousands of human beings?
Alas, the story, assuming it is true, is characteristic of Bush: the man who made fun of the pleas of a woman who begged him for her life in vain, the man who boasted of the dead enemies “who are no longer a problem to the United States.”
Will nothing teach this moral monster the meaning of any suffering not his own?
I recall, not so many months ago, it being held an enormity that two friends, greeting each other at a memorial service for a third, should smile.
Those who feel, or at least pretend, surprise at how intensely Bush is loathed should reflect on those two atrocious words: “Feels good.”