posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 04:45 AM
Actually, I agree with the majority of your post...which feels weird to me.
I'm probably one of the few people who never believed Bush was a puppet, or that most of the Commanders in Chief were puppets. Which makes the state
of our nation and world even more depressing for me.
We managed to twice elect a person who continually screws us.
I do believe that there is a very real chance that WMD's WERE there but were moved before we even got there. I don't know for sure, all I know is
we were a catalyst for screwing up an entire nation/region and causing the deaths of a RIDICULOUS amount of our own people. I know that Bush has made
decisions that have negated many of our freedoms. From what you say, it makes the horrors of Guantanamo Bay 10x more frightening for me. I know that
if John McCain gets elected, the whole world suffers because of it.
Your post has fueled my decision (which is now...3 hours in) to vote for Barack Obama.
I don't believe that anybody won this war though, looking at the results that have come from it...everybody involved lost this war...but I would say
that about any war...I'm also kind of a hippie, so take that for what you will I suppose.
I've never thought Bush was an idiot, believe it or not. I believe he is a TERRIBLE public speaker, that he gets nervous and things go badly, but
that in private there's a chance that he speaks rather well. Who knows though, maybe he has bad social anxiety and he's just bad at communication.
Many people are, I can't hold that against them and I don't know him personally so I believe it's wrong to judge him on speaking if I don't.
I do, however, judge him as a leader and I have this to say:
I believe that 50 years from now he will be known as two things...as one of our worst Commanders of all time, and as somebody who stuck firmly to what
they believed in. I believe that both are bad qualities. One, clearly is bad and the other shows extreme close-mindedness. I think I'm one of the
few people who don't mind a candidate who occasionally flips on an issue. It shows that they're willing to consider another option. Lincoln is
famous for surrounding himself with people who didn't think the same things that he did, and I think that's important. I think Bush really did try
his best and I think the evidence is shown in the articles that he said he's afraid of leaving office looking like a war-monger. I have seen some
real compassion in the man and I think that people haven't given him enough chance as a human being. I despise him for what he's done to us, but I
also don't know him personally so I can't FULLY judge him, even if I'd like to do so.
I like your post a lot, I've been waiting for somebody to say it for a long time but I'm not exactly a courageous poster, so I have not.
Good on ya for taking the leap, because the flames are going to be plentiful!