The Denial Endures

Greenwald simply gapes at the fact that president Bush can give a speech with these words in it:

When the Founders drafted the Constitution, they had a clear understanding of tyranny. They also had a clear idea about how to prevent it from ever taking root in America. Their solution was to separate the government's powers into three co-equal branches: the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary. Each of these branches plays a vital role in our free society. Each serves as a check on the others. And to preserve our liberty, each must meet its responsibilities -- and resist the temptation to encroach on the powers the Constitution accords to others.

One has to ask: is the president an idiot or just shameless? I truly can't see a third option, except such clinical denial of reality that he should be removed from office for incapacity.