Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Bush Deception Continues

In his address to the nation last evenining it only took President Bush about 30 seconds before he invoked the tragedy of 911. And there you essentially have the entire speech, including its emotional, tearful end. Once again, the president shamefully exploited this horrific event for political purposes and to justify and maintain support for his quagmire in Iraq. Once again he drew a direct link from Iraq and Sadaam to Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden and the terrorists who attacked us on that fateful day in 2001. Once again he very blatantly implied that the war we're fighting in Iraq is against those who attacked us. The Bushies sold us that balony 2 years ago, and as evidenced last night, they're hell-bent on peddling the same lies and deception for as long as anyone will listen. It is morally reprehensible and irresponsible to keep telling us Iraq is payback for 911. It is also political suicide, as indicated by both Bush's and Congress's recent poll numbers. Americans will have their say next November. But moreso, the lies and deception this war was founded on, and are still being perpetuated, should be an impeachable act by Bush. As the recent flurry of "Downing Street" memos clearly establish, Bush, Rummy, Cheney, Condi, Wolfowitz, etc intentionally exaggerated, misused and perhaps even lied about intelligence in order to carry out its neo-con fantasy of invading Iraq. And then they went before the UN, Congress and the American people and lied to us. My God, Bill Clinton was impeached for having extra-marital sex. Surely Bush should face a similar fate for doctoring evidence and intelligence to justify a war that's so far cost 1700 US soldiers' lives; seen 20,000 injured/maimed; 100,000 Iraqis killed; $200 Billion spent; and immeasurable worldwide goodwill lost. Please George, spare us the tears. There's over 100,000 families out there who've been crying a helluva lot more than you. Andy

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