Still, the asshole did give us one insightful bit of information, albeit unintentionally:
"The terrorists who attacked us on September the 11th, 2001, are men without conscience, but they're not madmen," he said. "They kill in the name of a clear and focused ideology, a set of beliefs that are evil but not insane."
Change 'terrorists who attacked us on September the 11th, 2001' to 'Bush regime' and you accurately describe what America is really dealing with. As much as I admire Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy, they have it all wrong when they say Bush and his cronies are insane. They're not, they know exactly what they're doing and what the consequences are if the truth of their crimes were known to the general public. The members of the Bush regime simply have no human conscience or morals; theirs is the law of the jungle, and nothing more.
Bush & Co. have lied repeatedly in their quest for world conquest. They let a terrorist attack happen on American soil because they needed an excuse to pursue their real goals of invading the Middle East oil-producing countries. They lied about Iraq, manipulated intel, and engaged in a concerted effort to punish and silence whistleblowers (including outing a CIA NOC, thus jeopardizing national security even further and compromising years of work in the area of intel on WMD proliferation), and threw the Constitution out the window by spying on American citizens without warrants. And those are but a few of the countless crimes committed by these evil fuckers.
These men have proven they will do literally anything in order to get what they want. But despite all the lawbreaking, despite all the gross violations of the Constitution, despite the allowing of torture of prisoners--whom they detain without charge or trial, and despite their systematic turning of America into a corporate police state, they still make an effort to hide what they're doing by lying about it.
Madmen do not bother with such things, because they truly believe the rules do not apply to them. To a certain extent Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld think this, too. But that line of thinking simply comes from no one ever holding them accountable. They and their families worked for decades to ensure themselves seats of power from which they cannot be reached by conventional means. Nevertheless, the fact they hide their crimes with lies indicates they fear serious consequences if the full scope of their actions were known to the general public. This is proof that they know what they're doing is wrong, and that if caught they will be punished and why they'd be recieving punishment. Criminals who are truly insane do not concieve of punishment for their actions, because they honestly do not believe what they're doing is wrong.
So don't fool yourself into thinking Bush & Co. are insane. They're not. What they are is simply evil men who think the strong are born to prey upon and manipulate those weaker than they are. They have something to gain from their actions, and a hell of a lot to lose if they're caught. Once you understand America is dealing with an enemy that is perfectly sane, albeit amoral, and that they are willing to go only so far with their plans as not to incur serious consequences for themselves, you can formulate a strategy for holding them accountable. One way to achieve this goal is to make sure Democrats take back one or both houses of Congress in November, in particular the House of Representatives (where impeachment proceedings must start).