posted on Nov, 6 2003 @ 09:16 PM
Hey TC, I'm from Alabama as well. LA (lower Alabama) and I really feel you have the "o'reilly" filter on about gw bush.
I too felt like he was a moderate and was behind him but I have to tell you, I am severely distressed by his actions.
W has gotten a fairly free ride from the press. If you look at it objectively, this administration lost a pr campaign agaisnt saddam
hussein...that's pretty bad. The press has managed to vault laci peterson, kobe, robert conrad, you name it to the front page and enron, afghanistan
and embedded reporters and fake statue scene and jessica lynch and ......a lot of stuff but no substance. Read one paper, you have pretty much read
them all...wire stories.
If you are close to the military now you will know that the Iraq war was decided as a go long before the public even had a whiff of what was up.
The american people, by and large, don't like to be fooled. W has aggressively lead us to believe that the world would be safer, Iraq was an
imminent threat, it would be finished quickly etc. He told us they had no idea 9/11 could happen. He told us he would get osama, saddam, the anthrax
mailer, enron and other corp. hacks, the olympics bomber, to the bottom of 9/11 etc. and NONE of these things have been accomplished.
He has managed to tear 87.5 smakaroonies out of the taxpayers grubby little mits and he has managed to pre-emptively attack a nation who never
attacked us and was not an imminent threat. He has managed to get us involved in a land war in Asia. Poppy production is up and heroin is once again
flowing out of afghanistan. Guess what, we are in negotiations with "moderate" taliban to help hamid karzai who has no authority outside of his
Iran and North Korea are both reacting by doubling their nuclear effort because of the "bush pre-emptive paranoia" and Israel has attacked Damascus.
Venezuela is almost at civil war and their president (who has wide plural support from the people....in other words, a legal democracy) has publicly
denounced the USA as being directly involved in the espionage.
The Russian bear is starting to wake up and china is being strangely silent, not even flexing muscles at taiwan but certainly, licking their chops.
For god's sake, japan sees the writing on the wall and wants weapons now!
As far as the economy goes, don't get me started. Finance is my strong point and I am completely (along with other economists home and abroad)
floored by our feeble attempts to spend and spend with no thought to the future.
We are definitely cursed to live in interesting times.
[Edited on 6-11-2003 by Herder]