Sunday, January 7, 2007

Molly on the Folly that is Iraq

We let them do it
Molly Ivins - Creators Syndicate
01.04.07 -

The president of the United States does not have the sense God gave a duck -- so it's up to us. You and me, Bubba.

I don't know why Bush is just standing there like a frozen rabbit, but it's time we found out. The fact is WE have to do something about it. This country is being torn apart by an evil and unnecessary war, and it has to be stopped NOW.

This war is being prosecuted in our names, with our money, with our blood, against our will. Polls consistently show that less than 30 percent of the people want to maintain current troop levels. It is obscene and wrong for the president to go against the people in this fashion. And it's doubly wrong for him to send 20,0000 more soldiers into this hellhole, as he reportedly will announce next week.

What happened to the nation that never tortured? The nation that wasn't supposed to start wars of choice? The nation that respected human rights and life? A nation that from the beginning was against tyranny? Where have we gone? How did we let these people take us there? How did we let them fool us?
(c) 2006 Creators Syndicate

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Anonymous said...

Hey Faye, have you seen this one - - Dan

mfhadley said...

I've followed this story since it broke in the NY Daily News on Thursday or Friday - I think that Congress needs to come up with a way to put the kibosh on this abusive use of "signing statements" to circumvent the law. I plan to do some research on any past challenges to "signing statements" this coming week (time permitting...). Thanks for leaving a comment ;-)