You already know that MORE than 2125 Americans are already dead in Iraq while George Bush & his henchmen celebrated Mission Accomplished with his dumb stunt aircraft carrier landing. An apparent supporter of George Bush, Grady, actually posted a reasonable comment in reponse to my commentary on the topic.
He disagrees with me, but the reason it is worth mentioning is that it is actually different from the usual "Support Bush or You Are a Traitor" 'logic' that neocons and Bush supporters, as well as modern day crusaders, spout in the name of "patriotism".
Even though the vision of Grady's White (sorry, couldn't resist), where Black still pervades, is wrong, I respect the sincerity. He seems hung up on my being "hung up" on the words "Mission Accomplished".
But I am not hung up on "Mission Accomplished" but the fact(s) that
a) Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11
b) regime change was NOT described as the mission (check a great posting found online on how many dozen times WMDs were mentioned in Bush' speech before attacking Iraq compared to ONE mention of democracy)
c) end of bombing a place does not make a mission complete
d) MORE Americans died since then by Bush's CHOICE
e) almost 2200 MORE Americans are dead and no end is in sight
f) Haliburton is making all the money while American lives pay for it
g) NO WMD were found as they did not exist
h) Iraq went from secular to Shiite pro-Iran dominated
i) Iraq went from stable to an ALQAEDA HQ
j) MORE terror attacks have happened since then worldwide
k) Americans are STILL at risk even AT HOME despite 9/11 and the 9/11 Commission's recommnedations NOT being put in place.
The only one whose Mission seems to be Accomplished is Bin Laden, and that Thanks To Bush.
It's interesting how far the position of President has 'evolved'
The constitution tried to make as many checks and balances as possible to try and limit any individuals' power but Presidents have expanded their power through precedent considerably since then (especially after the Great Depression). Now that the domestic spying information has been leaked, it is going to be interesting to see if this can lead to a reverse (or at least a temporary halt) of the trend for greater powers by U.S. Presidents.
You are right Mr. Farooq. This President's power and position has evolved far more than his brain has. Yet, if it was not for the spineless members in Congress, this would be getting to impeachment time, if there was real leadership around today. Thanks for the input.
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