Friday, July 09, 2004

Senate Report Finds U.S. Overplayed Iraq Threat

Rockefeller said: ''Tragically, the intelligence failures set forth in this report will affect our national security for generations to come. Our credibility is diminished. Our standing in the world has never been lower. We have fostered a deep hatred of Americans in the Muslim world, and that will grow. As a direct consequence, our nation is more vulnerable today than ever before." -The committee's top Democrat, Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia.
This was another disappointing blow to my crumbling confidence in this whole Iraq conflict.
I am still not hearing or reading anything from the President that has repaired my past support. If anyone can link me, send me or enlighten me more on this subject I am open.
I am currently a swing vote...I should be getting a lot of attention and information from the Republicans but I'm not.


Todd Bacon said...

What do you want to hear on Iraq? The claim that Iraq definitely HAD weapons of mass destruction was not the only reason given for taking action. There is a point when you do what you say you are going to do. Perhaps the U.N. resolutions meant nothing to many of those countries on Hussein's gold list - getting kickbacks under the oil for food program, but evidently it meant something to the United States of America and her current administration. I get so angry because of the relatively ridiculous focus on "is the Bush administration crooked" instead of the fact that Saddam Hussein was a brutal, murderous dictator who beyond the shadow of doubt hated the American infidels and not only murdered his own people, but would gladly assist in the demise of many of us here in the U.S.

Here's a swing vote topic for you...

What is your position on abortion? Clear choice depending on your position.

What is your position on homosexual marriage? Clear choice.

What is your position on lower taxes? Clear choice.

What is your position on a stronger or smaller military? Clear choice.

For anyone to base their decision on who gets their vote solely on the action in Iraq is short-sighted.

I encourage you to vote for the man of principle - the man who does what he says he's going to do, rather than the flip-flopping, try to have it both ways, please help me define who I am so people will support me Kerry. And do you really want a former trial lawyer as your VP? The choice in this election is even clearer than the last. Kerry is dangerous.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your response on the issue, I appreciate the opportunity to dialogue about the critical choice that we do face in choosing the next President of the United States. Your comments seem to be a bit heated but that's OK...I understand the passion that dwells in political debate.

On the issues that you raised, in the past I have always voted along those lines alone. Over the last few years I have been involved in other moral and cultural issues that have changed or at least challenged my previous thinking.

Poverty, taxes, education, home life, justice and economics are also a part of this "moral" path of voting. Issues of sexuality are a part of the discussion of morality as well as others.

I oppose abortion and believe homosexuality is one of the sins of the flesh along with a host of others.

But I am not convinced that the course of the hard right end of the Republican party is the only course that leads to improving these conditions. Could it be that we are possibly creating opposing forces that further the very troubles we desire to see ended. That we may be making our culture more fertile for some of these community and personal sins through our present political ideology, methods and focus?

Have we helped create the soil from which this fruit emerges?