Word of the day to describe the Bush presidency: fugue.
Fugue - n - A pathological amnesiac condition during which one is apparently conscious of one's actions but has no recollection of them after returning to a normal state. This condition, usually resulting from severe mental stress, may persist for as long as several months.
Bush's foreign policy has descended into a fugue state.
Thanks to Sidney Blumenthal's latest article on Salon.