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Chief Chaos BS: Bush's cowardice controversy (46) RE: BS: Bush's cowardice controversy 01 May 04

Robo - There's a difference here. One, that was a movie, the reason the lawyer said what he did was because it was in the script. It was fiction!

In the real world if Captain Queeg had actually existed he would have been helped overboard in the night by the crew (and yes, it has happened). His character placed the ship and crew in danger and their was really nothing the crew could do except disobey his orders which leads everyone in the crew to follow suit. Supporting the skipper is not about doing whatever he wants to do, it's about following orders made by competent authority which queeg plainly wasn't.

The pres. was not elected by the people of the U.S. The results of the Florida election were questionable regardless of how far to the right you are. He was more or less selected to run the country by the supreme court. Once there he should have done his best to bring the country together. Instead his domestic agenda seemed to focus on further dividing the US by giving massive tax brakes to the wealthy and boldly dismantling dozens of environmental laws which mostly negatively affect the "small folks" and benefit the wealthy. Then came 9/11 and we all became one in our determination to find those responsible and bring them to justice. What should have been his shining moment and guarantee of re-election was squandered by his unilateral decision to go after Saddam. It's becoming apparent that he didn't even bother asking some of his top cabinet members about going to war, just decided he already knew how they thought about it. He dissed the UN, and some of our strongest allies. He strong armed or otherwise threatened many weaker countries into supporting us and then invaded Iraq, pulling resources away from the continuing search for Bin Laden and other Al Quaida as well as the stabalization of Afghanistan. Almost all of the reasons that the Pres. gave for going to war have so far (I'm willing to give them more time to find the weapons or nuclear items) proved to be erronious at best and perhaps out right lies at worst. With every discovery that the given reason had been faulty the administration would come up with another reason. They seem to have settled on "the world is better off without Saddam in power" (how that is, I have yet to see) and as far as I know has never been a reason for launching a war on a sovereign foreign state. By doing so the pres. has also managed to inflame the hatred of the muslim community that for the most part were as astonished by 9/11 as we were. He has also alienated the rest of the world community. We also seem to have no exit strategy in Iraq. And all the while the bodies pile up and the national debt just keeps on growing and growing.

The troops need our support. THe administration seems to need adult supervision.

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