So Senator Durbin thinks that Vice President Cheney is delusional on
Iraq. His outburst joins a long line of such pronouncements by the administration’s adversaries both in Washington and the media. Discussing some earlier examples in his latest piece for The New Criterion, James Bowman puts the "delusional” chorus in its place:
"Generally speaking, the rhetorical resort to the popularized language of psychotherapy should be treated as prima facie evidence of a lack of intellectual seriousness, and that applies in spades to any allegation of psychosis against one’s political enemies."