Rarely, if ever, do I post an entire article. This demands an exception.
34 talking points for Dems. In case they decide they want to govern again.
by Jay Esbe
OP ED NEWS
1. Is the United States safer without it's allies?
2. Is the United States safer with it's military decimated and trapped in Iraq losing a batallion a month?
3. Is the United States safer with the entire Arab world enraged on account of an illegal war?
4. Did Bush get Bin Laden?
5. Is the United States safer with the Taliban back in Afghanistan and not enough troops because of Iraq?
6. Was America prepared on September 10th 2001 with Bush explicitly warned and supposedly in charge?
7. Was New Orleans safer with Bush in charge?
8. Do you like being told that if you don't support Republicans, you're "on the side of the terrorists"?
9. Did Bush "solve the middle east problem" or is it now erupting in flames?
10. Do you feel safer when Republicans cut port security bugets?
11. Did it tell you something when Bush tried to turn New York/New Jersey port security over to an Arab company?
12. Does it tell you something that the same Arab company is still in charge of New York/New Jersey port security 6 months after the arrangement was supposedly banned by congress?
13. Do you wonder why Bush opposed the creation of the 9-11 commission?
14. Do you wonder why he immediately hired a personal attorney after 9-11?
15. Do you wonder why Bush and Cheney REFUSED to be sworn in to swear to tell the truth when questioned by Congress about 9-11?
16. Did you liked being lied to 237 times to "justify" attacking Iraq?
17. Do you think a man who was willing to lie 237 times to attack a country which never attacked us, and to kill a hundred thousand innocent people in Iraq, might have been willing to kill three thousand people in New York city to "justify" doing what he wanted to do?
18. Do you think letting a thousand illegal aliens a day cross our border while confiscating your shampoo at the airport is a legitimate national security policy?
19. Do you think declaring there are "no symbols of national significance" in New York in order to justify cutting proposed anti-terrorism funding is a legitimate national security policy?
20. Do you like the 20,000 Iraq casualties for NOTHING; no WMD, no democracy, no peace, only increasing chaos and death?
21. Do you like starting unnecessary wars and then LOSING them?
22. Do you approve of remaining in a lost cause and watching our soldiers die only to protect Republican politicians from admitting the obvious defeat which has taken place?
23. Republicans have controlled all 3 branches of government for 6 years, who then is responsible for all this?
24. Do you think keeping the people who've lied and repeatedly failed national security on the job, to fix what they broke, is smart?
25. Do you like living in the most hated nation on earth now?
26. Do you like having a religious delusional who claimed ""God"" told him to strike at Saddam", with his finger on the nuclear button?
27. Would you like the United States to attack Iran on false WMD pretenses too? "Fool me once....": Bush couldn't even finish the sentance correctly, can you?
28. Do you want a man who believes Armageddon is "necessary" to fulfill his religious beliefs?
29. Do you want two more years of this nightmare?
30. Would you like Bush and Cheney re-questioned about 9-11 and compelled to answer under oath?
31. Had enough fear?
32. Had enough abuse of power, contempt of congress, violations of the Constitution, violations of the court, arrests, indefinite detainment, and torture without trial?
33. Had enough of being ashamed of your own country, all on account of a few contemptible criminals?
34. Tired of being held hostage to elevated terror alerts before elections and having your patriotism questioned when you notice they're compulsive liars?
If you have had enough, realize that the ONLY way to change this disastrous course, is to elect Democratic representatives who will act to remove Bush from office. A vote for ANY Republican anywhere, is a vote for more of the disasters you've already seen and worse to come.
Jay Esbe is a writer with a background in cultural anthropology and comparative religion and lives in Seattle Washington.