Some of your claims are quite extraordinary like Bush being respponsible for the fear caused by 9/11 and that there is nothing to fear from Osama Bid Laden. Some friends in New York might disagree with you.
I SAID that Bush and the neocons are responsible for CAPITALIZING on the fear of 9-11 instead of standing up to lead the nation in the spirit of "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself".
I will NOT live my life in fear of crazies off their meds or nutters like Osama bin Laden. New York is one of my two favorite cities on Earth. They were ATTACKED by loons and it SUCKED. And innocent people died, which was horrible for them and their families, etc.
But their tragic loss does not end this NATION, nor its freedoms, nor its ideals.
No, it took Bushco and the neocons to turn a simple terrorist attack into an excuse for...
the preemptive invasion of Iraq
unprecedented war profiteering and graft for Cheney's company and others
the suspension of human rights dating back centuries
the suspension of treaties of war which we once championed
the arrival of Big Brother via warrantless wiretaps, eavesdropping on American citizens calls, internet etc.
the torture of prisoners in manners that we once had Nazis EXECUTED for at Nuremburg
the vast redistribution of wealth from future American productivity into the now offshore Friends of Bush
the takeover of the Justice Department by unqualified religious bottom rung academic zealots
the sacking of the upper levels of every government agency, replaced by purely political cronies of Bush
$6 trillion dollars in new debt (a NET increase that is more than every other President COMBINED)
the collapse of the US dollar
the collapse of untold trillions of dollars of wealth in the stock market
etc. etc. etc.
So yeah, I'm pissed. My big question has to be why aren't you?! And why would you waste a breath on defending this ignoramus pawn of a President?
George W. Bush is the one President I have REFUSED to meet with over the past twenty years - because I saw through him from day one.
How about you? Are the blinders still on?