Wars do funny things to people, including the likes of Paul Craig Roberts:
When are the American people and their representatives in Congress and the military going to wake up and realize that the United States has an insane war criminal in the White House who is destroying all chances for peace in the world and establishing a police state at home?
…. The only reason for the Bush regime’s policy of indefinite detention without charges is that it has no charges to bring. The detainees are not terrorists. They are the Bush regime’s props in a fake war that serves as cover for the regime’s hegemonic policy in the Middle East.
The only action that can stop Bush is for both the Democratic and Republican leadership of the House and Senate to call on the White House and tell Bush they know what he is up to and that they will not fall for it a second time. The congressional leadership must tell Bush that if he does not immediately desist, he will be impeached and convicted before the week is out. Can a congressional leadership that lives in fear of the Israel lobby perform this task?
…. Nothing can stop the criminal Bush from instituting a wider war in the Middle East–one that could become a catastrophic world war–except an unequivocal statement from Congress that he will be impeached.
Bush has made the United States into a colony of Israel. The nation is incurring massive debt and loss of both life and reputation in order to silence Muslim opposition to Israel’s theft of Palestine and the Golan Heights. That is what the “war on terror” is about.
I think this is the appropriate response.