Veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh told a gathering in Dublin last night Mr Bush had a “science fiction” view of the world and had “crazy” ideas about how to solve international problems.
“What we have with this president is the most radical president we have ever had. He is an unguided missile. He is uneducable. You cannot shake him out of anything — he believes what he believes. He thinks the solution to Iraq is Iran which is really terrifying.”
Mr Hersh, 70, who broke the stories of the massacre of hundreds of civilians at My Lai during the Vietnam War, and brought the abuses of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison to light three decades later, was delivering the Amnesty International lecture at Trinity College.
He accused the White House of “progaganda” in claiming Iran was trying to develop a nuclear bomb and said the most worrying part was Mr Bush believed it.