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Wednesday, 26 July 2006 09:49

Ruth Lopez: Bush Fails?

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A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
The only problem with analyzing the Bush Administration's performance is that we keep measuring them by the yardstick of our values and beliefs, so we are confused when the results they get are so at odds to what we believe should be happening.

We think that because we would really want to get the people behind 9/11 that the Bush Administration would too. Wrong.

We think that since we would never destroy another country that was not threat to us for oil and war profiteering contracts that they wouldn't either. Wrong.

We think that because we would never let an American city drown so that an entire state's demographics could be mainpulated that they wouldn't either. Wrong.

We think that since we would never move an entire minority population out of a city so that we can claim eminent domain for our rich white Republican donors who will take the land for pennies on the dollar that they wouldn't either. Wrong.

We think that because we would not allow a class of landed aristocracy to form by removing any taxation on their vast landed wealth so that their heirs can inherit wealth without taxes into perpetuity that they wouldn't either. Wrong.

We think that because we would never allow a class of indentured non-citizens to work and live without representation, benefits, a livable wage and at the mercy of their corporate masters for the hope of citizenship that they wouldn't either. Wrong.

We think that because we wouldn't turn over control of our ports to foreigners that they wouldn't either. Wrong.

We think that because we wouldn't sell our roads to foreigners who can then charge us tolls to drive on the roads built with our taxes that they wouldn't either. Wrong.

We think that since we would not shred the Constitution and deny any American their right to due process that they wouldn't either. Wrong.

We think that because we wouldn't send our children to die for lies that they wouldn't either.

And, this one they wouldn't. Send their children to die, that is. The difference is that we don't want their children, or anyone's children, to die for lies. Our children they have no problem sending. If we make the mistake of thinking that they care about our dead children coming home in boxes we will be wrong.

We think that because their children are real to us that our children are real, and therefore matter, to them as well as us. Really, stupendously, tragically, fatally wrong. Wrong with a capitol "W."

If you listen to their words, their actions make no sense and they seem incompetent. If you watch their actions and the results they have acheived, they have been horrifyingly successful.

They are creating their America: Of the Corporate War-mongers, For the Corporate War-mongers, By the Corporate War-mongers

Who are the real values voters here?

Ruth Lopez
Orlando, FL