Bush may be dumb, but your politics coverage is dumber. So ignorant of reality, so black and white. I’m on the left, I’m strongly against the war, and I write to you to tell you, again, that you betray our common cause. Here are some obvious things:
The troop surge/escalation will happen. The most that Democrats will do is lodge an official disapproval. The way you describe it, one would think that Congress is actually a power on par with the president and that it’s willing to act that way. Constitutionally, it is, but in practice, your discussion is greatly misleading.
This whole thing, sadly, is an attempt by Bush to overwhelm the Congress and push the results of the election into irrelevance. He’s showing everyone how little it matters that Congress changed hands. And he’s right, too. It’s going to work.
You’re crazy to talk about a “constitutional crisis.” Did you hear Nancy Pelosi on the radio? Does she sound determined? She’s certainly trying, but she has no leverage. She can’t do anything. Her commitment to “support the troops” is a lot stronger than her commitment to stop the war. She’s banking entirely on public opinion, unlike Bush. Plus, her entire “Democrats rule” push in Congress is being overshadowed by the war. She ends up saying lines like, “It’s important to understand how powerful the president is. He’s the commander-in-chief,” as I heard on NPR yesterday.
Your article uses the same tactics that the administration’s propaganda organs use. Black and White. Gospel. Obviously Bush is completely wrong and anyone who fails to hold to the party line (which the left doesn’t actually have) is foolish. The reader is left with no better understanding of politics or the current situation. It’s just preaching to the choir.
Please hire someone who understands politics.
Who is calling whom dumb? We are still in Germany and Japan. Comparing the time we have been there is almost “Kerryish.” Anyone who uses Senator Edward Kennedy and some form of the word “wise” in the same sentence should refrain from calling people dumb.
The blindness of those who publish articles like this is truly dismaying. The United States and our way of life are under attack world wide, and these sorts of articles only contribute to our destruction. Extremist Muslims are out to kill us and take over the world! The only way to defeat them is to stand up to them. That’s why there have been no attacks against us on our soil since 9/11. I would love to hear anyone who attacks the war on terror or the president come up with a suitable alternative plan to defend the United States and our way of life, other than run and hide like a bunch of scared chickens. That will only result in more innocent loss of life down the road. Instead of insulting those in charge, come up with constructive solutions to the problem. Trouble is, liberals and anti-administration folks have no constructive solutions. Only insane ravings.
Dubya is guilty on all counts, but so are all those who re-elected him in the face of overwhelming evidence that the “war on terror” is a sham. I can almost forgive those who voted for him the first time, but not the second.