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The November elections will be upon us before we know it. As Americans, we have an opportunity to start the turn toward truth once again. Today we have learned that a Congressional subcommittee on the rationale for going to war has found that there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and the terrorists who attacked on 9-11. I personally do not know anyone who would be surprised by this news. All of my friends know that we as a nation were misled to support a war in Iraq that was unnecessary, pre-emptive and immoral. I support our troops, but feel that they are not being treated with honor by those who pushed us into a war with a hidden agenda of toppling Hussein.
Anyone with a scrap of sense would know that the Soviet Union was brought to its knees fighting in Afghanistan. Now we hear that we have underestimated the strength and ability of the opposition in that country. Wow, how did that happen? How is it that we have tied up our troops in a two-theater war? How is it that we are unable to handle natural disasters at home and are not a credible deterrent to any country that decides to launch missles, to invade another country or to threaten to build nuclear arms? Do most Americans realize that this Administration's wars now rival World War II for duration?
Today, Homeland Security Head Chertoff said that we should not "let killers play with our heads." Personally, I am tired of letting Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Frist and Hastert play with the facts to scare the American people. What more reason do we need to take back our power from the masterminds of this war? It is time for Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush to learn from their errors and step down. They must learn to work with their opposition rather than grand-standing and holding firm to policy that is not working. The rubber-stamping Republican leadership in both Houses of Congress should be sent packing for home. How dare they accuse anyone of being unpatriotic when speaking for opposition to an unjust and mismanaged war?
I don't know about you, but when I watch the news, I now see a completely destablized Middle East where Afghanistan and Iraq are subject to daily violence and the threat of civil war. I see an Iran that is posing a threat of nuclear armament, where Israel and Hezbollah are attacking each other to the detriment and carnage of innocent civilians and where Pakistan has signed a treaty to allow a safe-zone for the Taliban. Good job, guys...really! We have changed the world! Do you feel safer today than during the Clinton Administration? I don't. And that is just FOREIGN policy. I think I will leave the erosion of our civil rights at home for another day and another post.
If you have moved since the last national elections and you don't plan to vote in your old district, now is the time to register to vote in your new district. I hope that each of you will register and then vote to make your voice heard in November.
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