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Jeremy's Ramblings, Babblings, and Other Pretentious Bullshit.
Thursday, June 17, 2004
 
I got a couple of e-mails recently. One was about how the Clinton's and Al Gore treated the Secret Service with disrespect while they were in office, but how George W. Bush treated his Secret Service with nothing but the utmost kindness (which of course is the perfect indication of how good of a politician a man will be), and then another talking about how Kerry exaggerated war crimes shortly after his service in Vietnam. So in rebuttal, I post this:

Think that Clinton was a horrible President for lying about sex? Heard that Kerry exaggerated war crimes after his service in Vietnam? Well, how do those measure up when compared to these following lies?:

* Dick Cheney recently stated that there was irrefutable evidence that Saddam Hussein had "long-established ties" with Osama Bin Laden's terrorist organization al-Qaida, which is the reason that we're in Iraq. No less than two days later, the 9/11 Commission, after months of research, concluded that the only connection between Hussein and Al-Qaida was a brief meeting in 1994 in which Bin Laden asked for training camps in Iraq and Hussein never responded. That is hardly a long-established tie, and makes one question our purpose there.

* President Bush recently declared that Afghanistan was the "first victory in the war on terror". And a couple of days later, Al Jazeera showed recent footage of brand spanking new Al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan. How can you win a war against terrorists in Afghanistan when there are still terrorists in Afghanistan?

* Perhaps the most amazing lie of the Bush Administration is when they say that they had no prior knowledge that 9/11 was going to happen, and especially when Condoleeza Rice said that she had no knowledge of hijacking planes and using them as weapons. Al-Qaida actually tried to carry out their plan in 1995, when it was called "Operation Bojinka". They planned to hijack planes from eastern Asian airports and fly them into U.S. targets. Fortunately, a dry run from Tokyo to the Phillipines was overthrown by Phillipine authorities. The U.S. government - particularly its security organizations - knew about Al-Qaida and their plan to hijack planes. Then, in August of 2001, a memo was released in the White House about Osama Bin Laden's plans to attack inside the United States. So they should have known about 9/11, if they didn't to begin with. Oh, and Dr. Rice obviously doesn't know her history if she said she had no knowledge of planes being used as weapons, when famed would-be assassin Samuel Byck planned to kill President Nixon by hijacking an airplane and crashing it into the White House.

* You also have to ask yourself a question concerning 9/11. Around 8:25 a.m. that morning was when the first plane (Flight AA 11) was hijacked, and the plane's transponder stopped working. It was around 10:05 a.m. when the fourth and final plane (Flight UA 93) crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. The first military planes didn't get in the air until 10:15 a.m., 10 minutes after the final plane had crashed. Why did it take two hours for our government to get planes up in the air, especially when in 1999 flight control lost contact with pro golfer Payne Stewart's Learjet plane and had jet fighters on him within 10 minutes.

Remember that President Bush is a man who believes that homosexuals do not deserve the same rights as heterosexuals (in a country where supposedly "all men are created equal"). He is a man who holds prisoners in Guatanamo Bay without trial, rights to a lawyer, or even a criminal charge. He is a man who spent the days after 9/11 (when, remember, all airport runways were closed and all flights were cancelled) rounding up the family members of Bin Laden living in the U.S. and flying them to Saudi Arabia. He is a man who actually said, in regards to a joke website making fun of him, "There ought to be limits to freedom".

So as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter how well the President treats his Secret Service. What matters is how well he treats our country and the world, and Bush has managed to betray both several times.


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