The Power of the PERSONAL Press

I read local news online, and occasionally something will catch my attention and annoy me to response.  Here is the quote from The Times Letter to the Editor.

| Saturday, June 13, 2009 |
If the American people want to know what kind of jerk George W. Bush was, they should go see the movie “W.” Bush failed in almost everything he did, including being president. His father was getting tired of bailing him out of trouble. He couldn’t hold a job, and he was considered to be an alcoholic.

Look what he did to this country in his two terms in office. We are in one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. We have 10 million people unemployed, and many more are going to lose their jobs. We have 3 million foreclosures on homes, and the numbers are climbing higher.

Bush should be brought to trial for war crimes for starting the war with Iraq and Saddam Hussein with a lie that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Bush is also responsible for the deaths of more than 4,000 American soldiers and 170,000 Iraqi people. Look at the way our government tortured its prisoners during this senseless war. The American people should blame themselves for allowing this communist country to elect our president with the electoral college instead of the popular vote.

Is this really how the American people want to live in a world of communism like the Russian people did many years ago? Bush also stated on national television that God told him to become president. What a joke — and the joke is on the simple-minded American people.

– R***** K********, L*** V******

I debated whether this even deserved a response, but it was a short debate!  Here is my response :

Facts and logic are stubborn things.

Presidential elections produce failures, yet President Bush succeeded twice, some failure! Prior to being president, he was governor of Texas. Prior to that he was trusted to be the General Partner of the Texas Ranger’s baseball team, sounds like a job. Bush admits being an Alcoholic, and avoids drinking for that reason.

Now for his two terms as President. He inherited a weak policy toward terror. We were repeatedly attacked, yet the muted response was some sort of minor air strike, if anything.

Then, the unthinkable happened. We were attacked in a major way on 9/11/2001, less than 8 months after Bush became president. Since that date, there has not been another successful attack on the United States, in large part due to Bush’s unpopular policy of taking the fight to the terrorists, and subjecting captured terrorists to torture. Those 4,000+ US soldiers gave up their lives defending your right to voice your opinion! In a communist country you would be dead by now.

Have we really forgotten how the terrorists treated our country? Torture seems too tame.

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