posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 04:53 PM
It is because of posts like this that I find myself visiting ATS less and less frequently and do not post here regularly, as much as I'd enjoy a good
discussion, debate, or even a spirited argument. The poster's premise allows no argument or disagreement - in other words, the arrogance is amazing,
and I'm just an idiot who took the wrong colored pill. Except...
I've been paying attention to the situation in the middle east for far longer than the last eight years. I know Bush did not create terrorists. I
know that I know that Bush cannot turn anyone into a terrorist. That's just stupid. I know what the terrorists have done, continue to do, and
intend to do, and it makes Bush look like a Boy Scout. Those who truly believe that Bush is more of a terrorist than the terrorists are only fooling
themselves. And I suspect they know it on some level, thus the cyberbully tactics when challenged. No intelligent, reasonable discussion, much less
any respect for a different perspective, and pretty much just because one doesn't think Bush is the cause of every problem facing mankind today.
The calls for Bush's impeachment and/or criminal persecution (yes, persecution, not prosecution) is despicable. I can only hope and pray that
whatever punishment is meted out to Bush, every member of Congress who voted for the war to begin with, and/or subsequently voted to fund the war, is
punished 10x worse. They are, after all, part of the "checks" and "balances" of our trilateral govt, intended not to let the executive branch
(the prez) obtain too much power - and therefore they failed miserably. In fact, up until they decided it would be politically expedient to say
otherwise, every top Democrat in Congress was making the same claims about Saddam and his potential threat to the USA.... most notably when Clinton
was president. So they are either just as wrong, or just big fat liars also. Let them all fry - including Hillary, Obama, and McCain.
Bush is not omnipotent. Whatever mistakes Bush has made - whether real or imagined - I am eternally grateful that he was willing to do whatever
necessary to protect our country and our people. And I will always be appreciative that we live in a nation where even in war, we make every effort
to create as little damage (life or property) as possible, and stay to rebuild and heal when the dust has cleared. We have the technology to have
completely wiped Iraq off the map, but that's not our way.
My disgust is reserved for my fellow Americans who did everything possible to lose this war, with no regard for the consequences either here or in
Iraq. After Saddam fell, when Bush was doing his best to assure the Iraqis that we only wanted to free their country, and that we had no intention of
taking over their country, the Democrats were yelling from the rooftops that Bush was an imperialist.... When Bush was doing his best to assure the
Iraqis that we'd help them rebuild and wouldn't abandon them, the Democrats were calling for withdrawal.... When the going got tough, and our
troops needed our support more than ever, the Democrats were calling them cold blooded killers and worse. When Bush was using secret wiretaps to find
and prevent terrorist plots on our homeland, the Democrats were telling the world how we did it...
And in the meantime, has anyone against the war offered a better plan of action? Hell no! They complain that this a just a war for oil, but won't
let us produce our own oil. They won't strengthen our borders and keep the bad guys out. They've done nothing to protect us on any other level.
Instead, they pretend like there was never and will never be a threat from the terrorists, that Bush is the only threat. Yeah. Right.