Originally posted by SDW2001
Why are you voting for him?
I do not like one party to have controlling power of the government. I believe the country is better off with a split government where by for example we have a Republican President with a majority Democratic congress or flip that and have a Democratic President with a majority Republican congress.
Some call this a do-nothing type of government but I believe history shows that the country does best with a split party government.
I also believe that President Bush and his administration have failed the American people in regard to 9/11 by not paying enough attention to the security briefings. I believe 9/11 could have been prevented if the Bush admin. took security briefings more serious and took less vacations during his early days as President.
I believe the war in Iraq is wrong and I believe it is all about securing America's stake in the middle east mostly for energy concerns and after that security "concerns" regarding the middle east to secure this oil supply for the US. I believe when President Bush takes us to war and uses words like terrorists and evil-doers he needs to be frank with the American people as to exactly what we Americans are doing over there. Why did we invade Iraq? I do not believe for one second it is due to any sort of WOT. The Dick Cheney Energy Task Force mapped out Iraq in April of 2001 prior to 9/11 and James Baker
But critics expressed grave concern about whether Baker was an appropriate choice for such a crucial job. For instance, one of Iraq's largest creditors is the government of Saudi Arabia. The Carlyle Group does extensive business with the Saudi royal family, as does Baker's law firm, Baker Botts (which is currently defending them in a $1 trillion lawsuit filed by the families of Sept. 11 victims). The New York Times determined that the potential conflicts of interest were so great that on Dec. 12 it published an editorial calling on Baker to resign his posts at the Carlyle Group and Baker Botts to preserve the integrity of the envoy position.
gave Cheney his "Baker Report" which called for "military action" in Iraq. Bush/Cheney abused the patriotism in America directly after 9/11 to divert a so-called WOT to a war in Iraq. This was abuse by the President and I will not endorse such actions by voting for this President.Link 01Link 02Link 03Link 04
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I will not support this.
Bush in my view is a criminal of grand scale and I will not give him my vote.
John Kerry may or may not be many things but he has not taken us to where we are and the country needs to get on track to a sustainable future not a future of secret deals for the Bin Laden, Baker and Bush families at the expense of tax payer $$$ and human life to secure their personal investments.
While I disagree with Kerry over partial birth abortion Bush has no leg to stand on as far as morality is concerned. Bush panders to the "religious right" and I believe "pretends" to be this caring man of God. Nobody can say what Bush is but I find Bush to be anything but a Christian.
What scares me in this country is that many conservative Christians think Bush is this wonderful man of God. I mean after all he says he is.... and he is against partial birth abortions. He wants to ammend the constitution against gay marriage instead of letting the states manage the issue. But I ask these conservative Christians is this really worth it? To support a president who panders simply for your vote (pretending to be this upstanding man of God) which in my view he is nothing of the sort. Is this pandering to the religious right enough to justify the invasion into Iraq?
I think many more Christians need to be critical of this president.