Tuesday, June 20, 2006

27,000,000 Reasons To Stay In Iraq?

It's reported by CNN today that the President announced there would be no early withdrawal from Iraq as long as Republicans "run the Congress and occupy the White House." Bold words from a man with an approval rating hovering around 38%. The statement took place at a GOP dinner, where the President helped to raise $27,000,000 for the Republican mid-term cause. He went on to say that, "An early withdrawal would embolden the terrorists."

The true tragedy here is that while the President was blustering to the GOP faithful, two young American soldiers, according to emerging reports in the news today, were being brutally tortured and murdered. Apparently, bombings, firefights, kidnappings and beheadings don't qualify as bold in Mr. Bush's eyes.

Now I have to agree with the President on one thing. PUBLICIZING a timetable for troop withdrawal is a stupid idea. When you're in a fight, you don't give away the game plan. HOWEVER, it is not unreasonable to have an exit strategy and definable benchmarks. The President would have us believe that anyone who dares call for an end to the bloodbath in Iraq is being disrespectful to our soldiers and telling them that their "sacrifices have gone in vain." This from a President who sent troops to Iraq without proper body armor (See Story).

It's Obscene To Use Iraq As A Fundraiser!

It's not as though Mr. Bush is out there selling war bonds to fund the effort, or that the money is going to the widows/widowers and orphans of soldiers who have been killed. Instead he's filling the GOP coffers so that they can hold onto Congress during midterm elections and bring us more of the same. Am I the only one who thinks this is shameful?

If you agree, drop the President a line and let him know that it is wrong to use war as a fundraiser rallying point!

E-mail President Bush


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! Well put, John. Disgusting that he's raising money for the GOP on the backs of soldiers.

Christian? I don't think so.....

Keep it up!


11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You betcha it is shameful. I don't know how that Washington crew sleeps at night with all the blood on their hands.

6:49 AM  

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