11 August 2006

It's about what Bush believes in

Yesterday, in a speech regarding the terror plot that has been dominating the news, George W. Bush told us that "we're still not completely safe, because there are people that still plot and people who want to harm us for what we believe in."


They don't want to harm us for what we believe in. They want to harm us for what Bush believes in. Big difference (hopefully).

Bush believes in sending our brave troops (but not his own children or his friends' children) into a unilateral, preemptive war of aggression, based on lies, against a country that posed no threat to us at that time.

Bush believes in re-labeling detainees as "unlawful combatants" so he can hold them indefinitely without charge and with no legal recourse.

Bush believes that he has the right to violate the Geneva Conventions, the Constitution of the United States, or any other law that gets in the way of his agenda. He justifies it by telling us that it's for our own safety.

Bush believes in imposing his so-called "democracy" (in other words, his power and influence) on other nations whether they like it or not -- especially if there's oil involved.

Bush believes in a foreign policy based on arrogance, imperialism, aggression, and disrespect for the international community and the rule of law.

Those are the things that he believes in. Not us. Not the average citizen. At least I hope not. I guess we'll find out for sure in November.

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