A health columnist/blogger for Yahoo! kicks off a five-part series on how, in his opinion, Bush’s untreated alcoholism is hurting the country. “Our country is like the family of an alcoholic, devastated by the drinker’s actions but powerless to stop them.”
Patrick Moore at Yahoo!:
Many will consider it a cheap insult to call the president an alcoholic. But recovering alcoholics, with steady doses of humility and rigorous honesty, can become extraordinary human beings. It is no insult to be an alcoholic. However, an alcoholic who simply controls his drinking, without taking the time to examine the many defects of character that fueled his destructive behavior, only grows more dangerous. There is a term for this unhappy creature - dry drunk.