Americans have either come to their senses, or lost interest in the whole regime change fad. One might assume this is bad news for the White House, but George Bush and Dick Cheney won’t be losing any sleep over it.
As Seymour Hersh has reported on numerous occasions, Bush suffers from a messianic vision:
Bush has a messianic vision–and intends to go down in history (probably he has chosen the right direction) as the man who will have “saved” Iran. “So we’re in a real American crisis … we’ve had a collapse of congress … we have had a collapse of the military … the good news is that when we wake up tomorrow morning, there will be one less day (of Bush). But that is the only good news.”
For this administration, overwhelming disapproval is confirmation that they are on the right track. They have become masters at ignoring the will of the American people, no matter how unpopular it becomes.
Anti-Americanism, according to the rabid neocons advising George Bush, is something he should just ignore. As long as he continues to follow the recipe they have laid out for him, he needn’t bother with public approval.
According to The Weekly Standard‘s Irwin Stelzer:
The causes of rampant anti-Americanism do indeed include dislike of Bush. But there are others: the war in Iraq; anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian sentiment, laced with some covert anti-Semitism; and resentment of American power.
One of these neocons, Andrew Roberts, urged the president not to concern himself with these anti-American feelings, since in a unipolar world the lone superpower cannot be loved.
Get your policies right and history will prove a kind muse.
Yes, Mr Roberts we know only too well how successful his policies have been.