Thursday, July 5, 2007

Scooter Scoots

Every American should be outraged at President Bush’s commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison sentence. Is there anyone who believes that Bush will not pardon Libby? It’s too bad he doesn’t have the guts to just do it right now and take the heat. Bush is telling the world that it’s okay to perjure yourself in court, if you have friends in high places who will bail you out.

I am embarrassed that, with rare exception, I voted Republican for almost 40 years. I’d like to think that I voted each time for the man I thought best for the office and not just because he was in the GOP. But now I wonder.

We have invaded a foreign country and are engaged in a war we cannot win. We are in a war we never should have gotten into. The Bushies will say that anyone against the war is against the troops, and that’s a lie. We can support our troops and not support the war. The troops aren’t there because they want to be; they are there because they have been ordered there.

Bush’s actions have jeopardized this country, this generation, and many future generations. If we heard every day what the cost of the war is [$440 Billion!!!) visit] and how many dead and injured there are so far, the outrage would be much higher, and we would demand an immediate and solid policy to extract ourselves from the quadmire.

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