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Is the Georgia Russian confrontation just a new election cycle fear-ploy?

Mr. President,
If I was a suspicious person with my own tin foil hat, I could pull together a pretty good scenario explaining America’s part in the Russian invasion of Georgia.

I thought about this as I pondered when another timely election-driven terror alert was coming out. I have been used to so many false alarms about increased “chatter” around every election that I don’t have to look at the calendar to figure out that it is that time in the congressional calendar to get themselves re-elected. I always look forward to Fox news special Armageddon-style computer generated graphic alerts.

As long as alarming news about a potential terrorist attack is present in the voters minds, it has to be good for at least five percentage points in favor of any Republicans running for office.

The mindset for war has changed very little over the years. Hitler’s number two man said it the best.


"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.
But it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along to fight a war, ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
-- Hermann Goering


Under your leadership the Republican Party has found multiple ways of stoking fear In the minds of many Americans.

Not only did color coded alerts drive sales of duct tape to help seal homes in case of a chemical attack, it also supported the sale of your war which sent Americans to kill and be killed in a far off desert.

Right after the attack on the twin towers you helped hype the fear of Muslims and all arabs in general. It was later expanded to include fear of illegal immigrants when fear of arabs began to wane.

The long string of cases involving deviant sexual behavior, corruption, and malfeasance involving Republicans has severely crippled the party of conscientious conservatism. Your personal inability to provide any leadership on the national and international stage didn't give Republicans much to brag about either, so fear was all you have had to run on.

Given this consistent message of fear before every election to the citizenry; is it possible that overusing the same fear mongering has forced you to try other means of evoking dread?

Did a Bush acolyte provide some back-channel assurances to Mikheil Saakashvili,

President of Georgia, that if they step up their plans to deal with separatists in South Ossatia, the United States would support them?

And why would you do that?

Maybe it is because you needed to create a situation where America is faced with a NEW evil … Russia. A nation with 10,000 to 15,000 REAL nuclear weapons.

Your decision to refrain from participating in an international treaty that would have banned weapons in space, about as bad as your decision to drink and snort coke all the way through college.

Georgia does not know you well enough to understand that you would only send humanitarian aid and never intended to provide any military support to deal with the new Russian threat.

It is not like you have an abundance of available ground forces to deal with a major world power like Russia.

The new cold war is perfect way to raise the fear level and give Mc Cain and other Republicans a bump in their ratings.

And all it cost was a few thousand Georgian and South Ossatian lives. After killing thousands upon thousands of Iraqis what's a few thousand more lives?

Is this outbreak between Russia and Georgia a planned sacrifice the world needed to make to keep Republicans in power?

Like I said earlier, If I wore a tin foil hat this might make a lot of sense to me.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: August 19, 2008 11:43:51 PM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com
On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

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