To: Patriot from Philly
"I could get that from Kerry."
Are you really that ignorant? You have no idea what we are doing in Syria and Iran. Just because it doesn't make the front page of the NYT's doesn't mean Bush isn't taking action. After 5 years, you'd think Americans (especially people who frequent this site) would pull their heads out of their rear ends long enough to realize that Bush doesn't do things for the purpose of looking good in the media. He does the right thing, for the right reasons and he does it without headline grabbing fanfare.
With regard to the media, in case you haven't noticed, every single mainstream media source with the exception of Foxnews is in a tail slide toward bankruptcy. They are their own poison with regard to causing their own demise. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, I don't think Bush really cares what our media says. It is irrelevant to how he makes decisions.
Finally, our ambassador in Madrid is exactly right. The arrest warrants are a legal issue. And exactly why we don't subscribe to the ridiculous International Criminal Court. In case you didn't know, we don't because "weak" Bush rejected that too. Real "weak". Perhaps you find Kerry a better picture of strength. But that doesn't say much for your ability to grasp reality.
posted on 11/04/2005 2:37:46 PM PST
I will not get in a name calling contest with you. I'll dispute you on the facts.
Apparently, we are not doing enough in either Syria or Iran because insurgents continue to pour across the border from Syria and just today, we announced that explosives are coming from Iran. That may account for the increase in deaths of our troops by IED's in October.
You need to realize that if Bush continues to slide in the polls he will lose his effectiveness with our allies, with the American people, with the Republicans in Congress. He will also lose the fear of his enemies...that has started already. I've never seen more disrespect from the opposition party as demonstrated this week.
The media may be losing readership, but the Internet is picking up readership. Do you look at the Yahoo homepage, AP and Reuters, that's what people see.
Bush did reject the International Criminal Court but the Madrid case is an example of the legal jeopardy our soldiers face. I would have preferred that the ambassador remind our Spanish friends that the US has an American Service member Protection Act and will enforce it. Or advise them that we will increase economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on their government if they don't void the warrants. Promises of enduring friendship didn't cut it with me.
That's weakness. That's President Bush in November of 2005. I want it to change.
'Bush does the right thing for the right reason without seeking fan fare'
Re your post #50, well said. Thank you. President Bush is not perfect but, he is a good man, who, I believe, loves our country above himself. He deserves a lot more support from Rep Senators/Congress.
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