Five years ago, George W. Bush decided to launch a war against Iraq. Only his confessor, or psychotherapist, would know what inner – or heavenly- voice compelled him to do so. But it is now beyond doubt that Mr. Bush, having failed to find a credible pretext for invading a sovereign country, decided to fabricate the evidence (WMD, collaboration with Al Queda, etc.) and commit American troops to a war that has done immeasurable damage to America. Over 4100 American soldiers have died, tens of thousands of troops have been horribly injured, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have been killed and over 2 million refugees created by this enormous strategic blunder. All to gratify Mr. Bush’s pathetic need to prove his mettle.
Now consider the prospect of John McCain and Sarah Palin in the White House. Both candidates have demonstrated a stupefying propensity to lie about their experience, and their positions on issues of paramount importance to our country. There is not a shadow of a doubt in my mind, and now in the minds of many voters, that McCain/Palin would follow George W. Bush’s sordid example and baldly fabricate whatever “evidence” they need to justify actions that advance their pinch-minded ideology. Responding to God’s will by invading Iran, perhaps? We cannot let candidates like this, candidates who sneer at facts that conflict with their views, to control the levers of power in this country.
Think Bush was a disaster? This feckless pair would make Bush look like a piker.