November 1, 2008

Shouldn't George Bush (and Dick Cheney) have given a speech like this one a few months ago? Shouldn't the Republican leadership have demanded it?

The Republicans should have taken care of business and cleaned up their own house, like they did back in '74.

But not once has Bush apologized. Not once has a Republican leader called for Bush's resignation or impeachment. Not once has this corrupt and incompetent administration admitted their faults and their crimes and their mismanagement of the foreign and domestic affairs of the land.

The voters will now do what the Republican leadership should have done months ago.

And because they, the GOP, did not do the right thing, they will be punished, severely. Possibly to never return.

The Republican party, yet again, has lost the trust and respect of the American people.

Good riddance.

History will be brutal.

1 comment:

duarte said...

I actually agree with you on this one.

I lived in the same neighborhood as a US Senator on Sept 11, 2001. I can't say which. I spoke with him on the Sunday after the Towers fell. He told me candidly that Congress (neither party) would ever "declare war" as the constitution demands because of the lobbying of giant commercial Real Estate Firms and hordes of US Attorneys - whose profit margins disappear in the event of an actual "war" declared by Congress.

They pass legislation giving the president the right to take war-like action without ever using the word "war".

All of them are guilty of that crime. They knew it was a declaration of war - but they didn't have the guts to actually follow the constitution.

Just as he told me, that is why we didn't declare war with Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Balkans, Afghanistan or Iraq. He said, "if we find a government in collusion with those who attacked us this week, we still won't declare war against them, because it would absolve insurance companies, city governments and a host of other entities from ever paying up on a variety of policies contingent on acts of war but not terrorism"

Both parties are gutless. When we discovered Taliban were harboring al Quaeda, Congress should have declared war as the constitution suggests (because the attacks on 9/11 would have BEEN acts of war), the insurance companies and others who had "act of war" clauses in their contracts would have lucked out, and the American people would have understood our true purpose and our true enemy.

Blame both parties for that.