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Oh dear, I woke up this morning reading the news items on the CHB home page. It was nothing more than partisan street fights.
Speaker Pelosi returned from her Middle Eastern trip facing all kinds of criticism from Vice President Dick Cheney and other Republicans who claim she may have hurt America’s chances of winning the war in Iraq.
Almost daily I want to run screaming asking everyone what it means to win the war in Iraq.
Many Conservatives that I communicate with on my own network of addresses tell me that they want to see the end of Islam in the Middle East. I’ve been told that Islam outnumbers us (whatever “us” is, or are) and it would mean a world war encompassing 80% of the nations on the planet. Another viewpoint is that the Middle East must be introduced (read “forced”) into a Democracy, which often means “mob rule”.
Is it not possible to leave Iraq to the people involved and let them sort out their own democracy? It might mean that a civil war will be recognized (versus a civil war not recognized) and the winner takes all. At this point in time, America seems to have pissed off all sides of the civil war and it is to our advantage to ignore the whole damn thing.
There is more to our action in Iraq than meets the eye. Is it the oil that we are protecting? How do we explain this action?
Iraq is apparently dealing with Asia as far as their oil resources go. So let’s go back to why we are still involved in a war where we come out with no advantages. Not a single member of the White House can explain what a win in Iraq would mean. I hear a lot of comments like this war is keeping America free from attack. This is absurd! The same people pushing this spin are keeping our borders open to any terrorist who wants to strike us from within. How stupid do they think we are?
Will it come down to the Republican Party having to protect the legacy of their Republican president? We saw a similar problem with the Democrats protecting President Clinton, but no American lives were in jeopardy. The similarity stops right there. President Clinton enjoyed screwing the ladies and President Bush is screwing the entire American nation.
Personally, I was never affected by the promiscuity of any of our Presidents but I am affected by the loss of so many American soldiers….and I cannot help but ask why?
I am constantly disappointed in the Republican Party these last years. They have become so partisan in their actions and threats to become unacceptable to the majority of their own party members. The agenda that drew millions to the membership has changed to reflect almost the opposite of their meaning. In 2000 the GOP reached into the barrel of the religious right and traded American individual freedoms for the votes that they would bring. I’m still confused as who won the battle with the religious right? They opened up the fight against abortion and gay marriages but lost the election in 2006. Unless they knock off the social issues they will lose the election in 2008 and they will sit around in a panic and wonder why.
The battle will be lost on two items: the war in Iraq and the prohibitions on individual freedoms. We are now seeing several Republican Groups trying to clean up their losses by claiming to be against the religious right and promoting individual freedoms. Sorry pals, you are too damn late. You voted for a President who took America into a war based on lies and false interpretation of facts. You voted for a President who has shown little respect for our Americans who were destroyed by Katrina. You voted for a President who has yet to explain one damn thing he has done wrong.
If the GOP wants to win another election they are going to have to listen to the voters. We want our troops out of Iraq since our current President has still not learned how to win a war. We want our corporations to stop leaving America. We want our borders closed and a return to a sane Immigration policy asking that all people wanting to live in America have a clean police record and health certificates. It means that the government returns to protecting all of us from a dangerous immigration allowing criminals to have the right of way and to keep control of the new citizens so our State and County Registrars can control who can legally vote.
Do I believe the Democrats have a better system? Actually no!