Global economy

The fallout continues.

Mr. President,
The Bush-era fallout continues as the word "fragile" is used extensively to describe the current global economy, the state of the environment and the Mid East situation.

Iraq's present level of sectarian killing is on the verge of escalating to significantly higher levels of violence in Diyala province and in Bagdad.

U.S. sponsored Sunni insurgents in Diyala that once battled American coalition forces, were recruited last year to fight al quaeda forces in the area. Some of these newly

U.S. trained and armed groups called 'popular committees', have used their U.S. supplied training and weapons to kill with impunity.

The local Iraqi populace has accused these new American allies of imposing secular cleansing through 'death squads.'

Meanwhile the Mehdi Army, numbering in the tens of thousands, is threatening to break a six-month ceasefire as the U.S. pursues rogue elements of that army which has reportedly killed dozens of Sunni Arabs.

These two time bombs have to get handled expeditiously, not only to save lives but more importantly to save incumbent Republicans running for re-election.

While a significantly increased level of violence is on the brink of exploding everywhere, Iraq's economy and rebuilding effort have failed to improve. Why? Where are your buddies now?

Your "Coalition of the willing" have become the "Coalition of the reluctant and pissed-off."

Five years after you invaded Iraq, your allies have pulled out a significant number of their troops, and have
only paid 16% of what they once pledged to help rebuild the country.

Is it because they don't have a stake in Haliburton like your vice=president? Or do they see no reason to pour their money into a corrupt U.S.-led rebuilding effort?


Since it was obvious to everyone that you lied to get us into one war, is it any surprise that it has affected the war on the other war?

NATO countries are back peddling faster than a crayfish on a hot skillet when it comes to Afghanistan.

All of which, is making Robert Gates one frustrated Secretary of Defense.

It showed when he belittled NATO soldiers after member countries refused to send more troops into Afghanistan. He later apologized.

I am sure he had tried appealing to their better nature first. Now he is telling them that Europe is in danger from the Taliban, so they better ante up. We'll see how well that tact goes.

Gates says that Europe is confusing the two wars. And further stated that there is still a lot of resentment in Europe regarding your invasion of a sovereign country that did nothing to deserve it.

Surprise, surprise, I don't think they trust you junior.

I think Europe doesn't want to supply troops for Afghanistan and allow you to send displaced American troops from Afghanistan to Iraq. I also think they can't find it in them to supprt someone they despise, no matter what the cause is.

And don't think your blanket support for the Kurds didn't cause significant fallout from the Turks.

Turkey has warned you from the onset that your war will embolden Kurdish rebels to step up their attacks against Turkey. And they were right.

Turkey said they were going to take matters in their own hand if you couldn't restrain the Kurds and so they did.

They started a bombing campaign against Kurdish extremists in northern Iraq, and you are supplying the coordinates of the rebel bases.

To say the least, America's help in the matter has alarmed your Kurdish allies.

Pakistan, your other critical ally in the Mid East, is in serious turmoil as Musharaff faces a leadership crisis after Bhutto's assassination.

Lebanon is up for grab and Syria was pre-emptively bombed by Israel on questionable evidence.

Israel is behaving almost as arrogantly and viciously as you are.

They are punishing the populace of the entire Gaza strip for firing homemade rockets into Israel, by slowly and methodically starving the entire population.

Didn't the Nazis do something similar to the jews when Heydrich requested decrees barring Jews from any contact with Germans by excluding them from public transportation, schools, even hospitals, essentially forcing them into ghettos or out of the country.

Is Israel planning something similar to Khristallnacht, where Nazi Germany eventually executed a massive, coordinated attack on Jews throughout the German Reich on the night of November 9, 1938? It was appropriately called Khristallnacht, "The Night of Broken Glass."

You can't be out of office soon enough as far as the world is concerned.

The nations around the world wish they had decoupled their economies from ours. The housing downfall, the mortgage crisis, and the credit crunch have become something to behold. According to one report, the world's exchanges have lost about
$5.2 trillion dollars in January and we have yet to hit the bottom.

That's what happens when corporate greed and materialism takes precedence over government oversight and common sense belief that investments that look too good to be true aren't.

As far as your legacy is concerned, the debate will not be about if you are the worst president or not. It will be centered around which of your many stupendous debacles caused the world the most harm.


From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: February 11, 2008 2:59:22 AM CST
To: guzmatom@mac.com


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