The country's "Belief in Bush" has done wonders...for Bin Laden.

Mr. President,
Once upon a time I heard you say Al Qaeda hates our freedom. After six years of watching you dismantle our bill of rights and our constitution, I would say Bin Laden doesn't hate America and our freedoms as much as you do.
 
During the Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People you gave right after the towers fell, you said "Americans are asking, why do they hate us? They hate what we see right here in this chamber -- a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms -- our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other."
 
These last six years have been a blur of lies, misdirection, distractions, and deceptiveness, Most of the activities you have initiated crippled america as we once knew it.
 
These last six years have been filled with dozens of phony politicized terror alerts, millions of shoeless travelers queuing up at airport scanners, thousands of water bottles removed from thirsty travelers, truckloads of confiscated nail files,  and multiple error-filled secret no-fly lists that kept terrorists like Cat Stevens from passing through our borders.

Although not a single real terrorist has been snared by these methods. many people were detained and often removed from planes for wearing the wrong shirt, flying while brown, or for praying in the terminal before their flight. Real terrorists like Bin laden are smart enough not to board any american flights with or without these procedures. But you were not smart enough to realize that. You are obviously not smart enough to catch Osama either.

Despite your famous comment to get Bin Laden dead or alive and billions of dollars dedicated to "fighting terror", Bin Laden is still around and al quaeda is as strong as ever, according to the latest
National Intelligence Estimate.
 
The cost to the American people was more than just in dollars; we have lost critical freedoms long associated with democracy, like habeas corpus and many other privacy rights, leaving us with a government foreign to anything our founders envisioned and more like what King George III had in mind back in 1775.

Have you been channeling King George? Because it would answer a lot of questions.

I bet George III didn't have access to as many spy agencies as you do.

And yet they have not helped you very much. They recently issued the National Intelligence Estimate or NIE which strongly suggests that the net result from your Iraq war has been a boon for radical islamist recruiters around the world and Iraq itself has become an invaluable training ground for future terrorists that want to kill us.

Believe me when I say this junior, you have truly outdone your father and changed America in ways Bin Laden could only have dreamt about.
 
The constant drone of fear mongering is becoming a self-full filling prophecy.

Newly minted terrorists swayed by your violent and destructive occupation of an Arabic country has either reinforced or convinced many Muslims that you have waged a jihad against them and their religion. Violence to reluctant Mid East allies like Pakistan, Egypt, and Jordan will pay for their indescretion. Saudi Arabia will also pay for their support as well and Turkey may even start their own war against the Kurds to keep them from establishing their own state.

Enough about our foreign policy fiascos; you have earned kudos from your efforts in Louisiana and New York as well. The Katrina story is one big blot on your record junior, the recovery effort in New York is proving to be another one for the books.

Six years after 9/11 the firemen and police departments still can't communicate effectively if another attack occurs. And many of those brave men and women who scrambled over the smoking pile of Twin Tower debris are now suffering debilitating lung disorders which your administration could have prevented.

Judge Deborah Batts made a
ruling in a 83 page decision that the EPA purposefully misled people about the air quality around the Twin Towers after they fell and denied Whitman any immunity from a class action lawsuit.

Thousands of ground zero workers were told at the time that the air was safe to breath. I am sure many would have worked on "The Pile" regardless, but many would have worn protective equipment if they knew the truth. The air was toxic and your EPA director Christine Whitman knew it was toxic.

As a result, tens of thousands of people are in danger of the aptly-named World Trade Center Cough or WTC cough. WTC cough is characterized by a diminished lung capacity painful breathing and chronic coughing which have disabled and killed several people. The firemen who spent the most time there were immediately affected other victims soon followed.

According to a recent
Mount Sinai study:
• Almost 70 percent of World Trade Center responders had new or worsened lung symptoms after the attacks.
• Among responders who had no health symptoms before the attacks, 61 percent developed lung symptoms while working on the toxic pile.
• One-third of those tested had abnormal
lung function tests.


Several news sources claim or at least strongly suspect that you told Whitman to withhold all information which would delay the reopening the New York Stock exchange.

So six years later tens of thousands of workers who helped our nation at a time of national emergency are either dead, dying, disabled or waiting for the full effect of WTC to hit home. Were those lives worth your rushing the reopening of the financial district?

How do you square all of this? What can you say to answer for all of these world class disasters?

Eric Edelman, the Defense Department's undersecretary for policy gave us a glimpse of one method you might plan to use to answer these issues, you step back and bravely blame the critics.

Yesterday, Senator Clinton had asked the Pentagon to detail how it is planning for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. As she once stated in May it would not be an easy logistical task to remove our equipment out of Iraq. To everyone's surprise
Edleman  responded her thusly, "Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia," Edelman wrote.

I can see you using this type of assertion plus shaving down the repeatedly moved goalposts as a model to fashion answers for six years of ineptness, cronyism, hubris, and disregard for our constitution;  you blame everyone who questions your decisions for all your failures, because the buck never stops at the oval office, especially when you are desperately want to leave a legacy greater than daddy's.

How about this for a legacy?
  • Al quaeda is as strong as ever.
  • Bin Laden is still alive.
  • Our democracy is now "quaint."
  • Republican obstructionists and mythical executive powers have reduced Congress to nothing more than a fancy focus group, a toothless tiger.
  • The Justice department and every other major government organization have been co-opted by political concerns.
  • Cheney outed a CIA spy without any consequences.
  • The spigot on trickle down economics has been turned off before the riches borne from unfettered government constraints on big business reached the middle and lower economic class resulting in more people living on the edge of poverty than ever before.
  • More Americans than ever have no health insurance.
  • Katrina destroyed a large american city and you were unable to help rescue thousands of poor people from its aftermath.
  • Racism has increased against immigrants.
  • Violence in America is at an all-time high.
  • The dollar is at all time low.
  • The twin tower attack, thanks to your administration, is still claiming more victims.
  • More soldiers are killed and maimed every day in a lost war.
  • And the country is more polarized than ever.

Did I forget anything? I am sure I have; each week the lead curtain surrounding your administration melts a little more under the glaring heat of an admonished press, to expose a new outrageous executive misadventure.

Have a happy colonoscopy junior, while the doctor is in there removing polyps tell him or her to leave all your talking points in there for future availability.



From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: July 20, 2007 9:09:29 PM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com

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