posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 01:54 PM
reply to post by harvib
Harvib I'll have to say I disagree. The people don't have the power to influence their government in any meaningful way. During Bush's term public
approval dropped below 50% pretty fast. So why was he in office, when over half of our country didn't want him in office? I not only think hes
abusing the power of the presidency, I think he's guilty of several counts of treason:
He went to war illegally. America is not supposed to have the authority to overrule the UN security council, but we ignored them anyway, when they
decided we shouldn't go to war.
He illegally tortured prisoners of war. After Guantanamo became public, he should have been impeached and imprisoned.
His reason for going to war has been nothing but lies. We have found no nuclear weapons in Iraq or Afghanastan. We have not captured Osama Bin Laden,
but we have killed another leader simply for being on oil-rich land. I think the fact that Bush's family has money in big oil suggests that he is
making money off of the invasion of Iraq, at the expense of the entire american economy. If this is not treason, I don't know what is.
His response to Hurricane Katrina has been ridiculous. The president is supposed to protect the people, and their interests. Why can we spend
trillions of dollars on an illegal war, yet cant repair the 81 billion dollars of damage caused to US soil? Why are tens of thousands still homeless?
I think this demonstrates a remarkable lack of judgement and skewed priorities on the part of his administration.
The "War on Terrorism" is ridiculous also. 9/11 was bad. I will not argue that. But think about it - we were attacked by people with box cutters.
Anyone could have hijacked a plane back then, we didn't have airport security. I want to make it clear: we have not been the victim of a military
attack. They were random criminals, not military personnel. If were are ever attacked by a formal military we will know it (bombs, machine guns, tanks
etc...). I think its more a way to justify illegal surveillance and police brutality in an age where they don't want the people to realize that their
greatest enemy is their own government.
Just my two cents. I know not everyone will agree with me. But I don't think a president should be able to sit in office with an approval rating of
19%. I don't understand how he can still be sitting in office, let alone remain a free man. It doesn't seem we can remove our leaders legally