Thinking Americans dissenting to Mr. Bushs illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq are accused by his supporters of questioning or weakening Americas will, when they are expressing Americas will. And when these same Americans want a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, his position is to state that such a timetable would be a recipe for disaster, when it would clearly be a recipe for the betterfor Iraq and the U.S.
When Mr. McCain states that it is a lie to suggest the president lied; that Mr. Bush manipulated intelligence to lead us into this false war with Iraq, he is correct, because no intelligence was used in doing so, and because such is not a lie, but conspiracy and treason.
Further, when Mr. Cheney suggests it is dishonest and reprehensible for critics to suggest this of Mr. Bush, when many of them voted for the war and have no moral leg to stand on, because they have no alternative plan for where we are, he must think Americans are fools and cripples; for nothing could be more dishonest and reprehensible than to continue doing so, especially on terms aiding and abetting the present course of our nationthose of him and his boss.
This would be like asking an arsonist what we should do to hide his arson, to allow our house to be consumed by his evil plans and actions. In such a case, the clear viable and only practical plan would be to first put out the fire; second, stop the arson and arsonist, jailing him; and third, institute a better course on completely different termsours. To not do so, only allows him to maintain his devvious course and conditions, destroying our precious home. Any plan stopping a disaster is better than the plan that made and created it, period. Preventing it is better.
But Americans will be fools and cripples if they allow Bush & Co. to get away with this falsehood. To prevent such, we have two choices: 1) lie down and allow your false masters to control your nation and lives forever, or 2) contact your representatives telling them to stop Mr. Bushs erring ways, by withholding funding of the war, establishing a time-table to withdraw our troops immediately or sequentially, demanding. Mr. Bushs and Mr. Cheneys impeachment for conspiracy and treason, and reminding them that you and your network of friends, i.e., you and I, wont vote for them in the upcoming 2006 election if they dont.
Mr. Manzullo has started this course; demand that he fulfill it. And Mr. Durbin and Mr. Obama, though stalwart critics of Mr. Bush, must push harder to get him and his policies out of office ASAP. But, we as citizens hold the highest office in the land, and must do more, because voting is democracys infant requirement; constant participation its adult necessity.
Imagine if every voter in Illinois called, faxed, e-mailed or wrote their senators and congresspersons just once a month, and told them what they wanted; told them they wanted this mercenary war to end now; told them they wanted Bush & Co. out of Washington now (Republican or Democrat); told them they wanted their jobs back now; told them they wanted their Social Security left alone now; told them they wanted their sons and daughters back from Iraq alive now; told them they werent going to take any excuses and told them in words theyd never forget? Theyd listen; because they wouldnt have time for anything else. Wed have their attention, not others.
Can you picture what our officials would have to do, and how much theyd have to change, when they received 100,000 letters or calls every month? Everything! Our words could be bitter or sweet, terse or long or smart or simple; it wouldnt matter. Because theyd know the jig is up, and that we the people were back in town. Theyd be concerned. They should be. For if we fail to, one things clear for Americas future and our childrens: If we dont tell Washington what to do, it wont be our nation, it will be theirsexactly what they want.
Thinking Americans must decide their nations future now, or others will. We cant allow that to happen, to us, our nation or our children. Call, write, fax or e-mail them today, if you want a better tomorrow! Choose what you want to be.
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From the Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2005, issue