Jim Rundlett-Doom letter: Hypocrisy drives the administration
Day after day, I read The Forum to learn of more and more deaths in Iraq. I'm fed up with Bush's war and reading about the stories of daily deaths. Is this his way of supporting and honoring the troops, by leaving them in Iraq to die?...
Day after day, I read The Forum to learn of more and more deaths in Iraq. I'm fed up with Bush's war and reading about the stories of daily deaths. Is this his way of supporting and honoring the troops, by leaving them in Iraq to die?
The Bush/Cheney administration is ripe with hypocrisy and double-talk while they unashamedly lied to us about Iraq and the purported weapons of mass destruction and hoodwinked us into thinking Saddam was somehow linked with al-Qaida. They say we're un-American if we question the administration's policies and actions while they secretly set up CIA prison camps in Eastern Europe. They say we're un-American if we demand the immediate return of our soldiers while they claim no pullout will occur until victory is achieved in Iraq.
Wasn't victory already achieved when Saddam fell and Bush claimed, "Mission accomplished?" If the mission was accomplished, why are we still there? Nation building? Maybe that was un-American of me to ask. And I suppose it's un-American of me to say I think this administration wants to keep us in fear of terrorists much like McCarthy did years ago with communists to justify whatever actions it takes in seeking to eliminate the communists, I mean terrorists, and discredit, malign and/or slander anybody who opposes what they are doing.
Bush's war must stop. How about building our nation? How about helping our citizens with better jobs and higher wages, more affordable health care and greater security at home? How about implementing some of the measures suggested by the 9/11 Commission, speaking of security, which recently warned that this country is less safe from attack today than before 9/11?
The facts are that this administration doesn't care about you or me or our nation's safety, so long as corporate profits keep going up and the numbers look good.