Posted by: dutchimport | September 14, 2007


I’m so freakin’ mad! So upset, enraged, and feeling helpless at the same time. I know I shouldn’t let it affect me so much, cause it’s expected to hear lies from him, cause this administration has been lying to us from the beginning, but I just can’t let it not affect me, cause it hurts hearing him lie on the radio and frustrating to know that so many Americans believe him. Of course I’m talking about Bush his speech last night. I listened to it on NPR on my way home.

The lies, and misleading information:
– The so-called troup withdrawl: what will happen is bringing back about the amount of troops who were send as part of the “surge”, which totally ingnores the call for troup withdrawl before the “surge”, cause will end up with the same amount of troups in Iraq as before January this year when the troup increase was announced.

– The success in Anbar: The biggest point of Bush and the generals to show us the “success” in Iraq. A week and a half after Bush shook hands with Sheik Abdul Sattar Buzaigh al-Rishawi, the Sheik was killed, yesterday on the day of Bush’s speech. Yeah, really, Anbar is so safe, and our “allies” have it under control.

– Mentioning 9/11 in connextion with the war in Iraq: The war has absolutely nothing to do with the war on terror. We’ve known this from the beginning, because the reason to invade Iraq was the presence of the WMD. Now we can’t leave Iraq because it will make the world unsafe against Al Qaeda attacks. Fact is though, that since the war, Al Qaeda presence has grown in Iraq instead of decreased. No connection has ever been proven between Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden and the war in Iraq or the fight against terrorism. Isn’t that what Bush promised after 9/11? To track down Bin Laden and bring him to justice? Was anything mentioned about Afghanistan in his speech last night? Isn’t that what we’re suppose to do? Fight the war on terror, by tracking Bin Laden down who is likely hiding somewhere in Afghanistan and has nothing to do with Iraq. As a matter of fact, have Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden ever met each other?

– Success in Iraq will bring peace and safety for America, the Middle East, and the “Holy Land”: Tell me…where on the map of the world can we find a country named “Holy Land”? Isn’t the name of the country Bush reffers to called Israel? I have nothing against Israel being called the Holy Land, not at all, but isn’t a President of a Democracy suppose to seperate State and Religion??? Isn’t “The Holy Land” a bibical term? By referencing the Bible in a speech to all Americans an insult to all Americans who have a different religion or no religion? Heck, I felt insulted!

I could go on and on, but the sad fact remains that I can’t do anything about it. I can’t vote until I become an US citizen. After all the lies in the first term of Bush, and the miserable war in Iraq, Bush still got re-elected. If a donkey had run against Bush in the 2004 elections, the donkey should have won by a landslide, because…come on people…aren’t the lies obvious? I’ve wrote it down many times before: after 9/11 the world was on our side. 2 Years later, the arrogance and misleading information from the administration turned the world against the US. Without the support and suggestions of the United Nations, Iraq was invaded. The hatred against the United States and the allies became stronger, and fueled the terrorist with hatred and attacks (Madrid, London). Our biggest enemy, Al Qaeda has grown, and has become stronger after 9/11. People say they don’t understand the hatred against America. Really??? Come on!

I love America, and am proud to call this country home. I’m against the war, and do not approve of what the administration has been doing over the last couple of years. The chance of a terror attack against America or it’s allies has grown in my opinion and that worries me. But what can we do?

I do however support every soldier, marine, navy or any American in Iraq. I just want them to come back home before more lives are lost. Lives of Americans, our allies, and many, many innocent Iraqis. Admit that the war was a mistake, pull out, and begin fighting the war on terror, something that should have been done from the beginning. Wasn’t that what was promised after 9/11?



  1. Being Canadian, and having a gov’t which frames everything through republispeak, I don’t understand this idea of somehow equating supporting troops and patriotism, and critical thought. Those who go out and fight are only serving the mandates they are given and always should be supported when giving their lives, however those lives are worth a continued discussion around whether if this is a just sacrifice or not. I think those lives are more valuable than wrapping oneself in a flag and charge forward without any true thought given.

    I’m not sure if such discussions are framed in the same context in your home country or not as its been a few years since I’ve been there.

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