Thursday, March 1, 2007

-- Thank you George Bush

Thank you, George W. Bush, for screwing up my country so badly that it will take several generations to get it back on track. It will take the eight years of the next Clinton administration, followed by an additional eight years of the Obama administration to even begin to clean up the mess you have made.

Our foreign policy has made us the laughing stock of the entire world, thanks to your lack of leadership abilities. You started wars in two third-world countries, spending, according to the National Priorities Project, over $370 billion. "The Cost of Iraq War calculator is set to reach $378 billion March 31, 2007, halfway through fiscal year 2007. "

This money could have been better spent on healthcare for our nation's poor, on medicine for the elderly, on education for the underprivileged, or on cleaning up our environment. Instead, the money has been wasted on declaring war on two countries who never attacked us and did not pose the threat to us that you claimed.

These wars cost our country the lives of over 3,000 of our citizens, and in Iraq over 60,000. Those deaths all sit on your shoulders, Mr. Bush, as you caused them. Those men and women would not have lost their lives had you not so callously declared war in a country where war was never necessary. You have proven yourself to be a war monger and the cost of that has been the lives of innocent people both here and in Iraq.

And what have you accomplished as our leader? Your greatest achievement has been that you will be known as the worst president this country has ever had. Your approval rating is languishing below 40% and will undoubtedly stay at least that low for the remainder of your term. Your idea to increase the amount of troops in Iraq is nearly as bad as your idea to attack that country in the first place. You obviously don't think any of your decisions through, but instead rashly act based on your own fears and insecurities.

You have instated torture policies that have made the United States and our citizens hated throughout the world, yet you have failed to capture Osama bin Laden, the one person who has truly proven to be an enemy of this country. In fact, you stopped even trying to find him years ago, concentrating instead on attacking Iraq, and probably so that our troops would be in a position whereby you could conquer Iran as well. In case you haven't been paying attention, that would be a foolish idea.

You have created the largest deficit in the history of this nation, and one that will take our people the rest of our lifetimes, and probably those of our children to erase, and this after coming into office in an economy that was thriving. Your tax cuts have benefited the rich and no one else, but that has proven to be the only aspect of our society that matters to you. As you so eloquently put it, these are your people, "The haves, and the have mores." You don't care about anyone else.

Thank you, George Bush, for making such a horrible mess of things. By your actions you have ensured that the Democrats will be fully back in power very soon, and that will prove to be your greatest, albeit most unintended, achievement.