"Dry Drunk" has been described as "A condition of returning to one's old alcoholic thinking and behavior without actually having taken a drink." Or as one wise old drunk put it, if a horse thief goes into A.A. what you can end up with is a sober horse thief. Or a personal favorite: you can take the rum out of the fruit cake, but you've still got a fruit cake!
Bush's thinking reflects many aspects of the dry-drunk ; The study of "dry" alcoholics can provide real insights into the rigidities of the US president's behaviour, writes Katherine van Wormer
May 06, 2003; On the surface, the launching of war in the Middle East to rid the world of a ruthless tyrant and gain control of rich oil...