Archive for Saturday, November 6, 2004

Empty victory

November 6, 2004


To the editor:

Those of us who have always opposed W.'s policies may have to find solace in the fact that history has shown us that our opponent's re-election does not necessarily equal a victory for him, when we're talking about someone like President Bush.

That is, at least we have the example of our rejected and dejected ex-president, Richard Nixon, to remind us that even if just over half the people elect you to a second term, the truth catches up to the egregious abusers of power who lie to the American public. While Nixon played dirty tricks on his political opponents and killed women and children in Indochina, W. and his staff flat out lied to us when they stated categorically that Saddam Hussein had WMD, and that they knew WHERE those weapons were.

Nineteen months and possibly 100,000 dead Iraqis later, and Bush is re-elected by a population uncaring of those deaths because they feel safer knowing that their president proves his Christian morality by bombing civilian concentrations, as well as selling and giving billions of dollars in weapons to dictatorships and other human rights-abusing governments (Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc.), whose actions parallel what we accused Hussein of doing.

On the other hand, we now have proof that millions (48 percent of voters) in the country reject Bush's policies of fomenting, not thwarting, anti-American terror. Our numbers are a force that even Karl Rove and his minions cannot hold back forever.

Chris White,


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