Kathryn Thaller: Support President Bush

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I personally dislike the hate and venom directed at President George Bush. He has my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for his involvement in thwarting the plan by terrorists to explode airplanes.

My daughter and son-in-law live in London. They had reservations to fly from London to New York on Aug. 16 - D-Day, as named by the terrorists. I can only imagine the pain and suffering of our family had my children died in an attack. Thank you, President Bush and all others involved in the prevention of this tragedy.

I understand listening in on phone calls and other communications helped them to learn about the plot. It's amazing why in a time of war people worry more about their privacy than their safety. I do not mind any monitoring of my phone calls. The person listening would be bored to death at my discussions with my children about grandchildren's activities.

I was a child during World War II, yet I still remember the unity, patriotism and the desire to win the war by the American people. I would hope today we could stop the polarization, demagoguery, partisan politics and hate. We need to stand behind our President in unity, with the goal of winning the war. The terrorists are our enemy, not President Bush.

Kathryn Taller

Steamboat Springs

Comments

Makesmeralph 7 years, 8 months ago

Give me a break. It was your beloved fuhrer that started the polarization, demagoguery, partisan politics and hate. He's the one who has been calling Democrats traitors for five years. He's the one who meshed a picture of a triple-amputee veteran with Osama Bin Laden to make a political point.

He's a proven liar: He lied to get us into the Iraq war, lied about maintaining a balanced budget, lied about maintaining CO2 levels and lied about Dick Cheney receiving stock options from Halliburton not being an issue. He lied to people in Nevada telling them that he would never go ahead with the Yucca mountain waste dump.

He's a murder, sending thousands of our kids off to get killed in a war that didn't need to happen, killing tens of thousands of Iraqis in the process. War without reason makes you a war criminal.

He's a cheat, having been shown to have stolen the 2000 election by the NY Times and the Miami Herald. He also stole the 2004 election by removing legitimate voters from the rolls and not putting enough voting machines at polling places in Ohio.

He's a thief, having allowed his pals like Ken Lay to get off the hook for years for stealing money from consumers and guys like Dick Cheney to steal BILLIONS of dollars in Iraq and from relief efforts for hurricane Katrina.

He's a moron, having been told many times by many people that a war in Iraq would destablize the place, as well as spread the destabilization to the rest of the region. But he's so stupid he can't hear anybody who doesn't tell him exactly what he wants to hear.

In fact, it was the British that caught the terrorists and would probably have caught more if Bush wasn't so shrill about trying to save his falling numbers. In fact, they may have to let go the terrorists because the FBI blew the investigation.

So, yeah, I hate George Bush. He's a thief, a liar, a murderer, a cheat and a moron. Why exactly do you LIKE him?

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bigdog 7 years, 8 months ago

Makesmeralph, i think you need to have your meds upped.....

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AspiringCanadian 7 years, 7 months ago

Let's face the facts.

Bush DID lie to the American people. There were no WMD in Iraq. In addition, Iraq did not attack us on 9-11. Why did we go after Saddam? According to Ed Tant, of the Athens Banner-Herald, the war has cost American taxpayers more than $307 billion. Predictions of the cost of the conflict should be more than $318 billion and climbing by the end of this fiscal year. We went from a surplus in Clinton's leadership to one of the greatest deficits ever during the Bush years.

We have become the most hated country because of Bush's arrogance and ignorance.

I LOVE my country but I am truly embarrassed by our president.

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JazzSlave 7 years, 7 months ago

AspiringCanadian:

First, allow me to enthusiastically encourage your aspiration.

Second, how would you characterize the following declarations?

  1. "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
  2. He will use those WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION again, as he has ten times since 1983."
  3. . "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
  4. "There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL AND NUCLEAR PROGRAMS continue a pace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status."
  5. "But I do think that the more serious question going forward is, what are we going to do? I mean, we have three different countries that, while they all present serious problems for the United States -- they're dictatorships, they're involved in the development and proliferation of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- you know, the most imminent, clear and present threat to our country is not the same from those three countries. I think IRAQ IS THE MOST SERIOUS AND IMMINENT THREAT to our country."
  6. "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION and the means of delivering them."
  7. "We KNOW THAT HE HAS STORED SECRET SUPPLIES OF BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS throughout his country."
  8. "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein RETAINS STOCKPILES OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that HE IS SEEKING NUCLEAR WEAPONS..."
  9. "He [Saddam] has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to WAGE BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL WARFARE, AND WILL KEEP TRYING TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS."
  10. "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION is real ..."

Truth, or lies? (caps are mine, for emphasis)

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AspiringCanadian 7 years, 7 months ago

So I guess we can be the only arrogant country to have WMD but no one else can . Who the hell are we? God? You are obviously not a "little man" because our government is not fighting for the "little man" . Our government is for tax breaks for big business and forget the little guy.

As for Saddam, are we going to go after every evil dictator who pisses us off? What are we the universal policeman?

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