Archive for Monday, May 15, 2006

President’s taunt

May 15, 2006


To the editor:

The Bush administration has questioned the patriotism of journalists who disclosed our government's spying on American citizens without obtaining court warrants and the CIA's sending terror suspects to secret Eastern European sites. They've claimed that such disclosures damage our country's security.

This concern over security seems quite selective. Who was concerned with security in 2003 when insurgents were learning how to improvise roadside bombs and our troops were having to improvise armor for their own vehicles? That's when Mr. Bush issued his absurdly macho taunt to potential terrorists, "Bring 'em on." We can only speculate about how much harm that comment has done to us and our troops' security over the years.

Oliver Finney,



xenophonschild 12 years ago

Dubbya don't blather that kind of drivel anymore, possibly now that the Iraqi military - soldiers trained and financed by American tax dollars - composed of Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis, are now shooting at each other.

Maybe they can still pull it out. I hope so. I hope we'll see some Iraqi oil someday to help pay for this mess, but that'll probably never happen either.

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