|Bush Did Make A Mistake, But not what...
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 03:27 pm: ||
Will take only a minute or so to read. Very Interesting
BUSH DID MAKE A MISTAKE
A MISTAKE--- President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq. Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not. Back then, they had just come out of a vicious depression.
The country was steeled by the hardship of that depression. But they still believed fervently in this country. They knew that the people had elected their leaders, so it was the people's duty to back those leaders. Therefore, when the war broke out the people came together, rallied behind, and stuck with their leaders, whether they had voted for them or not or whether the war was going badly or not. And war was just as distasteful and the anguish just as great then as it is today.
Often there were more casualties in one day in WWII than we have had in the entire Iraq war. But that did not matter. The people stuck with the President because it was their patriotic duty. Americans put aside their differences in WWII and worked together to win that war. Everyone from every strata of society, from young to old pitched in. Small children pulled little wagons around to gather scrap metal for the war effort. Grade school students saved their pennies to buy stamps for war bonds to help the effort.
Men who were too old or medically 4F lied about their age or condition trying their best to join the military. Women doubled their work to keep things going at home. Harsh rationing of everything from gasoline to soap, to butter was imposed, yet there was very little complaining.
You never heard prominent people on the radio belittling the President.
Interestingly enough in those days there were no fat cat actors and entertainers who ran off to visit and fawn over dictators of hostile countries and complain to them about our President. Instead, they made upbeat films and entertained our troops to help the troops' morale. And imagine this. Teachers in schools actually started the day off with a pledge of allegiance, under God, and with prayers for our country and our troops!
Back then, no newspaper would have dared point out certain weak spots in our cities where bombs could be set off to cause the maximum damage. No newspaper would have dared complain about what we were doing to catch spies.
A newspaper would have been laughed out of existence if it had complained that German or Japanese soldiers were being "tortured" by being forced to wear women's underwear, or subjected to interrogation by a woman, or being scared by a dog or did not have air conditioning.
There were a lot of things different back then. We were not subjected to a constant bombardment of pornography, perversion and promiscuity in movies or on radio. We did not have legions of crackheads, dope pushers and are med gangs roaming our streets. (We also did not have television then. Maybe that was a blessing.)
No, President Bush did not make a mistake in his handling of terrorism.
He made the mistake of believing that we still had the courage and fortitude of our fathers. He believed that this was still the country that our fathers fought so dearly to preserve. It is not the same country. It is now a cross between Sodom and Gomorra and the land of Oz. We even have the wicked witch of the west as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. We did unite for a short while after 911, but our attitude changed when we found out that defending our country would require some sacrifices.
NOW HEAR THIS! We are in great danger. The terrorists are fanatical Muslims. They believe that it is okay, even their duty, to kill anyone who will not convert to Islam. It has been estimated that about one third or over three hundred million Muslims are sympathetic to the terrorists' cause.
Hitler and Tojo combined did not have nearly that many potential recruits.
If you won't fight, at least, shut up and get out of the way and let the rest of us fight this menace!
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 05:54 pm: ||
Our attitude changed when we found out the Bush administration was a bunch of liars, war mongers, war profiteers willing to sacrifice American troops and our tax dollars for their dream of global domination.
"Colin Powell was only partially right when he warned before the U.S. invasion, “If you break it, you own it.” What he didn’t add is that the locals will hate you for it, and try to kill you every day until you give it back."
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 02:47 pm: ||
Well said Lafer!!
There was a small group of kooks saying the same sort of things abour Roosevelt and Pear Harbor but real American Patriots shut them up in a hurry. Their talking points were much the same as the kooks today. "Germany didn't attact us. Why are we declaring war on Germany?" Trying to ignore the fact that Nazi Germany had been attacting our ships and outposts for months.
The Nazis had many spy cells in the U.S. manned by two or three real Nazi spys and a lot of useful American idiots whose job it was to spread lies and propaganda.
Their plan was to invent and twist facts to convince the populous that the Roosevelt administration was "a bunch of liars, war mongers, war profiteers willing to sacrifice tax dollars and troops for their dream of global domination".
That has a strangly familiar sound to it-------
Born with the gift of laughter, aware that the world is mad. -- Jimbo
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 03:53 pm: ||
This must be a very difficult time for you too, Jimbo.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as I do Albert and Tess.
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 10:16 pm: ||
It seems you've made the mistake that the American people even had a fair vote in chosing who they wanted to represent them for the nation. Truely i meet smarter people with much more compassions in the local super market than i do in key places in parliment. What democracy?!
But i do agree with Jimbo it is evident that both sides were known to use propaganda even within its own borders. Which side do you take..one government or the other if the heads of the governement don't truely represent the people in both sides. Can we talk to the people directly? Enough is enough is enough.
Michael william James
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 04:08 pm: ||
It seems to me that you are mixing political systems. You have a parlimentiary democracy down under. We have a representative republic here in the U.S.; a lot of differences. The main one being that minorities have lawful recourse to abuse by the majority.
The notion of a politician representing the desires of people on each side of a conflict is a countridiction in terms. Only a hypocrit would purporte to represent the precieved needs of both the "hedonistic" left and the "hell fire and brimstone" right. Not to mention all the variations in between.
Born with the gift of laughter, aware that the world is mad. -- Jimbo
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 10:13 pm: ||
Although I'm an Australian and true have never ever been to the U.S. I do believe the terms neutral and balance do exist. You did mention the variations in between. The left and right debates can die in the arse. You will surely find that people both left and right as their termed disagree and agree with the appointment of Mr Bush. It's like using the term race to distinguish people. The argument is made that the majority..not just a minority did not want Mr Bush governing the Country. Mr Bush rants and raves about liberation and democracy in the U.S. and setting the example for a good wholesome government in Iraq. The notion is for the people to vote for a head to represent them and their views. It is pretty similar to the representative democracy Australia uses which was based on Britans and the U.S. systems.How did Mr Bush get into power without a true majority vote?
I'm a man who believes in absolutes.. a rock is a rock..when its crushed it was a rock now several rocks, further crushed the rock is dust, wet it becomes mud. Extreme example of a volcano - lava. The root was true, and the root never changed the root was always present.
Truth's state changed physicaly..its value always present and constant. If people need help in certain areas of life.. i.e the poverty in the U.S. than any government left, right in between etc etc should be attending to that and the people should hold them accountable. I did make the mistake of saying both sides.. i should or perhaps said all types of people. That is the job of the president to look after the people..wehther black or white, asian, indian etc etc.. tall thin fat bla bla
There are certain absolutes which people elected the representatives to take care of..if they indeed did vote for him or not. The issue regarding the defence force and the increased sending of troops to another country is at question?
Michael william James
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 10:49 pm: ||
Albert is in Heaven Now...
The Starlite Cafe: Announcements: Albert is in Heaven Now
Posted by Dr_wind on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 05:31 pm:
With a very heavy heart and tears stinging our eyes we deeply regret
that we have to say that our
beloveled Albert passed away this morning peacefully in his sleep.
Tess Lorelei and myself are advilable . Tess is not able to connect to
the internet at this time her server is down she will be on-line as
soon as the problem is fixed.
Alberts Funeral will be on Monday @ 12:30 p.m.
at the Shalom Memorial Funeral Home 1700 W Rand Rd Chicago ILL 6004
Instead of cards and flowers
The Family Request that Donations be made to
The Cancer Wellness Center
215 Reveere Dr
Northbrook ILL 60062
His Obituaries will be in the Chicago Tribune Saturday April 14th.
Here is the URL to the Chicago Tribune On-Line
With Our Deepest Sympathy
Theresa, Lorelei, Shari & Renne
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