2036Re: Happy Election Day
- Nov 8, 2006I guess why others (myself included) are writing to you on this
matter is that there was a concerted effort by President Bush and
major Republicans to try and convince Americans that there was a link
from 9/11 to Iraq. This was done in the lead up to the Iraq war and
beyond. The fact that there was no link makes the actions by the
Bush White House unforgivable. Many of those who lied about the link
are now backtracking and admitting that there was no link.
Not only have we lost almost 3,000 soldiers, with many tens of
thousands injured or disabled, but also we have killed tens of
thousands of Iraqis. A firm number will never be kwon, as Americans
seem not to care. In addition, our nation is far less secure as the
result of our invasion of Iraq and the turmoil it has created. Our
foreign policy is in total disarray. It will be decades before we
can recover from the disastrous course that Bush has set our nation
So it IS important to understand that 9/11 and Iraq were not
connected, so as to force home the issue that this President lied to
the American public and led our nation into a war that never had to
be fought. To fudge the facts is not fair to those who died for a
lie, both here and around the globe.
--- In email@example.com, Randal Brown <as_is_35@...>
>I just believe what I believe in. I will admit I could be wrong, and
> Well sure I'm not wanting to start an argument or make anyone mad.
I will be the first to admit it. With all do respect to the
President, I just simply disagree. I do believe Saddam was involved.
It just would might near take God to come down here and tell me other
wise to change my mind. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. But the true
matter of the fact is, the world is safer without Saddam in rule. I
don't know anyone who would argue that.
>good for America. I don't see it happening, but I hope for our
> I truly hope that the new Democratic controlled Congress will be
country, that they will be.
>Rumsfeld for a while, but I personally haven't seen any evidence
> I am glad however, to see Donald Rumsfeld leaving. I liked
lately that he knows what he is doing. So I'm glad to see him
going. I don't know much about the possible replacement. Mr. Gates
I believe served in the Bush 41 administration.
>from my President's group, I don't and won't argue with a person. I
> I'm not a close minded person per sei. And as you may remember
don't believe in it. But I love a good old fashioned calm discussion.
> THOMAS JOHNSON <AVRCRDNG@...> wrote:
> In the interests of keeping this an attempt at a
> dialogue and not an argument, I would like to point
> out that Democrats are very capable of being poorly
> informed too.
> The country is broken.... the way to heal it is for
> us to ditch this red state/blue state crap and start
> to listen to each other.
> Randal, you are a gentleman and a fair guy and I'd
> like to try and make a deal with you. If you would be
> willing to continue this discussion with a open mind
> that you may be wrong about that, I'll do the same in
> any issue that you care to discuss.
> It's my hope that the Dems will govern from the center
> and not from the fringes. The next party that does
> that will not only garner this nation's gratitude, but
> it's votes, as well.
> --- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:
> > "Well the short answer Thomas is yes I do. I do
> > believe that Saddam
> > played a role in 9/11."
> > This simply shows us how ill-informed a Republican
> > can be. It's quite
> > scary to me to be frank. Alexis deTocqueville once
> > said:
> > "This delicate experiment called 'democracy' is
> > doomed to failure
> > without an educated electorate."
> > Education is the only way to save us from ourselves.
> > Ram
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