(Archive - Week of September 4, 2004)

Bush cannot be reelected - he was never elected   
Now that the Republican National Convention is behind us, we can go on with what is troubling our nation – most of the negative coming from George W. Bush. The money it cost to throw his shindig would feed all the hungry people in the world for the rest of the year.

New York City is the capital of the world. Yet, during the past several days and nights, freedom was taken from what we stand for, freedom to travel … like crossing bridges, driving through tunnels, walking and driving down streets of our choice, freedom of expression, freedom to wear clothing that opposed Bush and the Republican Party. The list never stops and the doors are slammed in our faces.

Most, if not all, of the rhetoric you heard from the right-wingers was not true or was badly distorted. Most of the promises you heard from the speakers will be forgotten if Bush is elected. You may have noticed that I did not say, “reelected,” because he was not elected four years ago. He was appointed to be president by five diehard, rightwing conservative Republican justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

We now have several huge problems in the United States that we did not have when Bush moved into the White House. I don't have the word space to name all of them, but I will name a few that will strike home with most Americans: Job loss for millions of American people; child care; health care; economy; fuel cost; our country now bankrupted; no exit plan to get out of George W. Bush War in Iraq.

Most Americans have great hindsight,  and now it is as clear as day that invading Iraq was a mistake – it was the wrong target. Iraq played no part whatsoever in the 9-11 tragedy. Bush told the American people and the world that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, 38,000 liters of deadly botulintoxin or the 25,000 litres of anthrax of the 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent. He said this in his State of the Union speech. The weapon inspectors who were on site said, “No, Iraq has none of that."  As it turned out, the chief inspector told the truth and Bush lied. We should have never sent ground forces to Iraq . We had the country of Iraq covered by air and by sea. Saddam and his forces were under of observation and he had no missiles powerful enough to get out of the Middle-East.

It has been said by many that war is hell. I have not yet experienced what “hell” is like, but I have been in a lot of battles of war. It was so bad at times that I got on my knees and prayed to God to let me get killed. We should never become trigger happy when it comes to war. I am sure that all of us would agree that it was absolutely necessary to declare war after the cowardly Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. And most would agree that since we are the only super power in the world it was right for us to take the lead and become involved by stopping Iraq when they invaded Kuwait . We just could not let Iraq possess most of the energy (oil) in the world. However, all the other wars since World War II could have and should been avoided by the United States .

Before we go to war we must first try everything on earth to settle the dispute by talking to each other, and if that fails, we must do many things regarding excellent planning. We had inadequate planning on several phases for the invasion of Iraq . We needed to try with all our diplomatic power to make sure to get other allied nations on board and join us from the planning state of the war.

The beginning war plan seems to be on target, but we received no surrender. We have now lost almost a thousand young Americans since Bush stood under a “Mission Accomplished” sign that he allowed to be displayed on a Navy ship.  Bush has no exit plan and it is time for him to exit the White House and go back to Texas .

The war in Iraq will never end as long as Bush is in the White House. He failed to get other large size countries to join our forces, France, Germany, Russia, etc., and they still will not have any part of George Bush Iraq War as long as he is in office. Bush did manage to get England to support his cause in Iraq with a few British troops, but now Tony Blair has withdrawn many of them or he would be thrown out of office.

I ask that you vote for John Kerry on November 2. He has a plan to bring our military men and women back home safely. He will get much help for our major allies around the world. Kerry will also replace hatred for Bush in foreign nations with respect for President John Kerry.


Herbert Hoover said at the 23rd Republican National Convention in Chicago , Illinois , June 27, 1944 , “Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.”

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