Is it just me or does it seem like George Bush is whining even more than usual lately.
"Unfortunately, on too many issues, some in Congress are behaving as if America is not at war. This is no time for Congress to weaken the Department of Justice by denying it a strong and effective leader. ... It's no time for Congress to weaken our ability to intercept information from terrorists about potential attacks on the United States of America. And this is no time for Congress to hold back vital funding for our troops as they fight al-Qaeda terrorists and radicals in Afghanistan and Iraq."
Awwwwwwwwwww! Poor baby! It's tough having to deal with an ostensibly co-equal branch of government isn't it? Darn those founding fathers for making your life so difficult.
"History teaches us that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake. Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. And the question is, will we listen?"
Oh, we hear bin Laden all right. It's YOU that we're not listening to. It's YOUR response to the 9/11 attacks that we oppose. You see we fundamentally believe that we should not trash the constitution and abandon our civil rights just because 19 goons with boxcutters hijacked some planes. We also believe that if somebody attacks us we should attack them in response, not some innocent bystander. When the Japanese attacked us at Pearl Harbor we didn't attack the Australians in response, we attacked Japan. When 9/11 happened, you used it as a battering ram to force America into a war with Iraq even though there were no Iraqis on board the planes on 9/11 and there was no collaboration between Iraq and al Qaeda.
"When it comes to funding our troops, some in Washington should spend more time responding to the warnings of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and the requests of our commanders on the ground, and less time responding to the demands of MoveOn.org bloggers and Code Pink protesters."
Or maybe the Congress should spend more time listening to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, the large majority of whom want our troops out of Iraq within a year. And last I checked, most MoveOn.org bloggers are Americans Mr. President. Is it your contention that Congress should not listen to the wishes of their constituents? Or that the Senate should approve your Attorney General nominee who hasn't got the foggiest idea of whether waterboarding is illegal, and is therefore utterly unqualified to serve in the post?
It's clear what your problem is Mr. President. You just don't like the Constitution and our system of government. It's just too inconvenient; too much of a hassle for you. It would be much simpler if Congress would just roll over and rubber stamp everything you want to do, and if the American people would stop being so unsupportive of your unnecessary war for profit in Iraq.
My advise is to buck up Georgie. You're president of the United States (for another miserable 444 days), not the president of the Soviet Union. Dissent is our right and responsibility as Americans. Get used to it. Or resign.
Hillary Clinton had a good response to the President's whining:
"George Bush's faulty and offensive historical analogies aren't going to end the war in Iraq, make America safer or bring our troops home. Americans are tired of the president's efforts to play politics with national security and practice the politics of division."
Go get 'em Hillary!
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