What all this tells me is that George Bush is what is known as a "dry drunk": this is a person who has stopped drinking themselves to death by employing sheer force of will, but who has not addressed the feelings of rage, inadequacy, jealousy, pain that caused them to want to drink themselves to death in the first place.
Thus every day becomes a desperate struggle to stop themselves reaching for a drink. Because they are not at peace, this inner turmoil leads them to be extremely erratic in their behaviour, argumentative and volatile. It is almost certain that their addiction will break out in some other form: the dry drunk will become hooked on other things to try to alter their mood, such as extreme exercise, frantic shopping, frenzied sexual encounters, rabid religiosity or excessive military adventurism and imperialistic expansionism. What we see in George W Bush is a man with the classic untreated addict's profile, who is hanging on to his sobriety like grim death but is unstable, constantly angry and looking to "fix" himself with things outside himself.
The British, we should have wiped them out when we had the chance in 1778. Look at me. I gave up moonshine in my forties, after I woke up in bed with Aunt Rita and my face covered in vomit. I found Jesus, Praise God! married Rita, and started my own vitamin-supplement bidnis. Look at me now! I can drink strychnine from a Mason Jar, speak in tongues, and Dance with Snakes all night long. Brothers and Sisters, kneel with me now and pray for the defeat of the Devil. The enemy lies within.