in support of Cindy:
It’s often been said that not doing something in the face of a choice is, in fact, a choice all to itself. That President Bush cannot be bothered to answer Cindy Sheehan’s question (while flying halfway across country to attend to Terry Schiavo’s case) clearly shows his choice in this matter. And it is a choice that we cannot abide. He needs to answer that simple question – for what noble cause did my son die – because it is a question many others are asking as well. She deserves an answer and his time. That is the very least he can offer. But he cannot be bothered to do that. It’s a sad, sad time for America when a president is not held accountable for his actions.
I think this letter is excellent in laying out specifics:
Who supports the troops in this country? I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve got a pretty good read on how two people feel about supporting the troops.
On one side is a man who we can judge by these actions:
* Sent troops to war without adequate armor.
* Over-ruled his own generals and didn’t send enough troops for the job.
* Told the troops, their families, and this country lies in order to get them to support the war.
* Told the enemies of our troops to “Bring it on”; cavalierly playing with the troops lives while he has not served in combat.
* Allowed torture to occur in military prisons, giving the enemies of our troops more reasons to kill them.
* Did not plan adequately for finishing the job; exposing the troops to 2 years of continued violence.
* Gave false hope to our troops families by claiming “Mission accomplished” when the real violence was only beginning.
* Allowed his political team to denigrate two decorated veterans in two different elections.
* Over-extended our military to the point of having to “back-door draft” military personnel.
* Is unable to define an exit strategy, leaving the troops and their families with no idea when the troops can come home to stay.
* Allowed the U.S. budget to underfund the VA hospitals.
* Will not ask this country to sacrifice for this war or enlist in this war, leaving the full burden on our exhausted troops.
On the other side:
A woman who gives up everything, including her son to this war and lives on the side road in the middle of summer in Texas, all in hopes of bringing the troops home to safety and their loved ones.
In a sane world, it would be obvious who supports the troops out of these two candidates. Instead, we elect one our President and the other gets nothing but scorn.