First of all, I am not a Liberal, so don't disregard this as a bunch of treehugger BS
. I am a moderate Republican who at the age of 18 has already been a delegate to one of our local GOP conventions.
I write this today because I have been thinking lately about our bigshot in the Oval office. Somethings have really begun to worry me about the way he has been doing his job in the White House. Here are just some things that worry me that GW has done.
-Taking us to war in Iraq based on obviously faulty intelligence. Where are the WMDs that nearly a 1000 of our own American troops and 1000s of innocent Iraqis have died for?
-The war in Afghanistan. Why did we wait so long to find OBL
? This is a clearly justified war that I 100% support. But why so few troops committed and why did we wait months to do it? Obviously it takes time to plan a war, but we could have easily started some strategic air strikes.
-And why the hell would we give illegal aliens drivers licenses and work permits? I know it was just a proposal that wont see the light of day, but it ticks me off that he would even think of such an idea. Either kick them all out (which is not feaseable) or secure the borders and give amnesty to the ones that are already here (very feasable with funding). We'll spend $80bil+ on Iraq, but we won't spend the money necessary to secure our OWN borders? WTF!
-And most importantly, the complete destruction of the worlds opinion of AMerica after 9/11. We had the world's support after 9/11 and Bush managed to not only eliminate their support for us, but to also get them to HATE our gov't and even our people. We need a new leader to at least let half of our country calm down and let the world calm down too.
-And locally, not introducing or getting enough funds for law enforcement and fire/ems to protect us after 9/11. It would have been a cake walk to get money to help out our first responders if we could convince Congress to fund Iraq. Not only have many local governments had to freeze hiring of more first responders, but many have had to fire 100s of cops, fire fighters and ems. To me that is rediculous.
To those who will now criticize me, I will first say I know Bush does not have a button under his desk that magically makes these things happen, but with his influence and popularity with the people after 9/11, all he would have needed to do is make a few phone calls and garner up some support.
And another thing I have wanted to know, is if any other Repubs have had some of the same opinions? I will vote for Repub Govs and Congressman this election, but unfortunately Bush will not get an X next to his name. But just as unfortunate, Kerry will get one too. But who knows, maybe something tragic will happen to Kerry, and then Edwards (who I'd much rather have be president) will then be one.
Erik in MSP
Ps And no I dont plan on hurting Kerry so don't go callin' the secret service and FBI for making threats on him.