Friday, March 17, 2006

Another Deja Vu

I am very disturbed at the direction our country's President is taking our nation:

"We may face no greater challenge from a single country than from Iran"

"If necessary, however, under long-standing principles of self-defense, we do not rule out the use of force before attacks occur, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack"

This is how President Bush defends his ‘Preemptive Strategy” in the latest White House’s National Security Report to Congress. It’s a spookily eerie case of ‘deja vu all over again’.

Where has Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” taken our country so far? Let’s count just a few of the places:

1. Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” was used as an excuse to abandon the hunt for the real terrorist enemy to attack the wrong one in 2003;

2. Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” was used as an excuse to invade a non-threatening sovereign nation not involved in the 9/11 attacks or terrorist activities;

3. Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” relied upon false and manufactured “intelligence” to justify that invasion;

4. Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” resulted in the destruction and desolation of large areas of that nation, and in the deaths of over 2300 Americans and thousands of other human beings. There is no exit strategy and no end in sight;

5 Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” resulted in the most effective recruitment tool for terrorist fanatics against the western world since the Crusades;

6. Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” resulted in the largest mobilization of Islamic terrorists since the Crusades, with attacks around the world;

7. Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” has left our country far more at risk than before;

8. Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” is costing our nation, or children and our grandchildren hundreds of billions of dollars, dollars which could be put to far better uses;

9. Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” has taken the international reputation of our country to it’s lowest point in history;

10. Last but not least, Bush’s “Preemptive Strategy” has polarized our country as not seen since the Civil War.

Bush’s defense of his “Preemptive Strategy” reminds me of the story about the guy selling watermelons for $1 apiece from the back of a pickup truck. When his partner complained about losing money his solution was ‘let’s get a bigger truck!’. Not only are this seriously failed president’s actions illogical and illegal, it becomes clearer each day they are arrogantly stupid! Trouble is, all the rest of us are paying heavily for his obtuse ways.

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