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RavenDarke
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posted 13 March 2004 11:17 PM      Profile for RavenDarke     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The facts just do not add up. Have you taken the time to truly examine the debacle that was 9/11? The national funeral that we just cannot stop attending. I mean the following remarks as no disrespect for the victims or their loved ones. Like millions of other people I was glued to the images of the horror of that fateful morning. When the first tower was hit and the news media finally broke in with the story, the world stood transfixed and forever changed as we watched thousands of people perish.

The firefighters and police officers and EMT’s and the thousands of rescue workers and other volunteers deserve to be saluted. Much has already been said of their heroism and I cannot add anything that is more deserved than the silent thanks of everyone involved. Which is why I have to echo the sentiments of Robert Scheer when he asks why the coffins removed from Ground Zero are more sanctified than those containing the remains of the service men and women that the president has sent to their deaths.

That may seem callous but I do not think we can afford the luxury of politeness with a President who wastes the lives of Americans and sacrifices those of its allies. While I personally do not feel we need to have feeding frenzy of photos of coffins draped in the stars and stripes, we do need to allow the people to see the tragedy being committed in their names. Sanctifying and sterilizing the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan does nothing to uphold the aims and values of the American People.

We must honor our dead and respect the liberties that they sacrificed their lives for. By turning those flag draped coffins of 9/11 into a recruiting drive for re-election George Bush has shown that he is utterly insensitive to the feelings of the people. Mr. Bush run on your record. Stand up and state in clear terms why you made the decisions you made and take the heat not just the kudos for your actions. Cowardice is measured by the unwillingness to face up to your responsibility.

You have only two choices and the American people are being offered three on Election Day. As we go to the polls let us remember not just the flag draped coffins or the horror of 9/11. Let us think about those children we left behind because of spending cuts and those sons and daughters whose futures you spilt on the sands of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Raven Darke

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Brutus
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posted 14 March 2004 07:54 AM      Profile for Brutus        Edit/Delete Post
RE::Mr. Bush run on your record.

What record? Here is G.W.Bush's record as I see it.

Most of the terrorists that attacked the U.S.A. came from Saudi Arabia. So who does George Bush attack? Afghanistan and Iraq!

Wrong countries George! Has the terrorist attacks stopped around the world because of George's actions? Ask Spain how they feel the war on terrorism is going!

Do you feel safer because of George's actions? Defense begins at home. You cannot defend your own backyard when most of your troops are deployed in another country AND THE WRONG COUNTRY AT THAT!

Jobs are leaving the U.S.A. BY THE THOUSANDS! The military budget is through the roof! I guess we know where George is going to get more troops from what with the jobless rates sky rocketing!

Give G.W.Bush 4 more years in the Whitehouse and America will be brought to it's knees in shame!

No you're right G.W.Bush doesn't give a hoot about the common man. He is much too arrogant and egotistical for that!


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Will
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posted 14 March 2004 12:12 PM      Profile for Will     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
You said it, Brutus!

Will

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 14 March 2004 12:44 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well said, Raven Darke.

I will certainly not vote for Bush this year.


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Sara Mayo
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posted 14 March 2004 12:54 PM      Profile for Sara Mayo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
I will certainly not vote for Bush this year.

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