Thursday, August 24, 2006

And You’re All Still Supporting This Man Because?

This is from the transcript of a press conference held earlier this week

BUSH: The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East.

QUESTION: What did Iraq have to do with it?

BUSH: What did Iraq have to do with what?

QUESTION: The attack on the World Trade Center.

BUSH: Nothing. Except it’s part of — and nobody has suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a — Iraq — the lesson of September 11th is take threats before they fully materialize, Ken. Nobody’s ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.

To justify the war, Bush informed Congress on March 19, 2003 that acting against Iraq was consistent with “continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.”

So now he says Iraq has nothing to do with 9/11. Why is everyone so ok with that? It's like Clinton saying he didn't have sex with that woman. That was a lie and you know what, he almost got impeached. All for lying about a blowjob.

Bush's lie, put the country at war, put our people in harm's way, killed hundreds of thousands of innocent lives, put the country in serious debt, ignored all our domestic problems just for starters.

Clinton's lie about a blowjob vs. Bush's lie about going to war. What do you think is worst? Yet, these Bush supporters continue to ignorantly stand behind this president without asking questions about this administration's actions.

Oh right, he did manage to keep gays from marrying and cut taxes for the top 1% of the population. That's a fantastic trade-off for the 2,000 + service men and women that were killed, and the insanely large deficit that we're now in.

Not that the NeoCons really care about anyone who doesn’t make over $300K a year, but this is what this war is doing (or not doing) to us.

Taxpayers in Georgia will pay $9.2 billion for the cost of war in Iraq. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:
2,500,760 People with Health Care or
155,211 Elementary School Teachers or
1,274,660 Head Start Places for Children or
7,493,652 Children with Health Care or
88,497 Affordable Housing Units or
1,515 New Elementary Schools or
2,253,039 Scholarships for University Students or
162,201 Music and Arts Teachers or
243,420 Public Safety Officers or
12,397,808 Homes with Renewable Electricity or
123,761 Port Container Inspectors

Yea, I know, us damn liberals and our caring to support education, health care, the arts, and domestic safety instead of supporting a crusade that's actually just a front for big oil companies to take more control of oil in that region.

Yes, how silly of us.

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